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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What hazard does Augustine state must one keep in check as they learn of the fields pertaining to Scripture?
(a) The pride develops with great learning.
(b) Eschatology against Scriptural language to prevent heresy.
(c) The consistency of what are considered to be signs against traditional interpretations.
(d) The accuracy of translations against original manuscripts.

2. By the end of Book Two, Augustine devoted much of this text to refuting critics who believe Scriptural interpretation comes simply. What does this infer of Augustine's methods of debate?
(a) Augustine is obsessive and relentlessly badgers his critics into submission.
(b) Augustine chooses to overwhelm his critics with so much information that they lose track of their arguments.
(c) Augustine is personally offended with critics and chooses to punish those who most support him.
(d) Augustine confronts his critics with thorough investigation and lets his text prove his integrity.

3. What are the primary possessions of the student of Scripture, according to Augustine in Book Two?
(a) Illuminated truth, the inner eye, and faith.
(b) Faith, hope, and love.
(c) Love, illuminated truth, and the inner eye.
(d) Special gifts, things, and signs.

4. From what type of education does Augustine develop his curriculum of Scriptural learning?
(a) A classical education.
(b) A Nazarene education.
(c) A Hasidic education.
(d) An ecclesiastical education.

5. What does Augustine recommend as methods for handling the topic in Book Three?
(a) Exclusive study of Scripture and submission to the proper guidance from church officials as methods of handling the problem of book two.
(b) Theological virtue and great learning as methods of handling the problem of Book Two.
(c) Strict adherence to the dietary laws of Israel and understanding of prophecy as methods of handling the problem of book two.
(d) Seclusion from secular temptations to allow for the maturation of the "inner eye" as methods of handling the problem of book two.

Short Answer Questions

1. Augustine writes in Book Three that in order to make the type of evaluation of the command given to the intended target, what knowledge must a student of Scripture possess?

2. What is ironic about the fact that Augustine referred to Tyconius' "Book of Rules" as being useful for the interpretation of Scripture?

3. According to Augustine, to whom are commands from Scripture intended?

4. What ethical principle of the Bible does Augustine require for students to use as a guide for interpretation of Scripture?

5. What are the two general confusions that Augustine says come from Christians who do not differentiate themselves from pagans?

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