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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Book Three state is the purpose of God or angels using condemning terms?
(a) To identify human nature.
(b) In relation to destroying evil or lust.
(c) To announce judgment.
(d) To announce displeasure with human conduct.

2. Even though Augustine does not mention this subject directly, what will his students need to master to understand languages?
(a) Metaphors.
(b) Regional accents.
(c) Dialects.
(d) Grammar.

3. What does Augustine call the types of grammar used through Scripture?
(a) Dialects.
(b) Rudiments.
(c) Syntax.
(d) Tropes.

4. What form do these grammar types take?
(a) Allegory, enigma, parable, and catachresis.
(b) Prose, poem, dissertation, and story.
(c) Poem, metaphor, sarcasm, and hyperbole.
(d) Hyperbole, riddle, song, and parable.

5. What does Augustine identify as a necessary subject that a student must learn to understand Scripture?
(a) The Apocrypha so the hidden meaning of Scriptural signs can be illuminated.
(b) The working order of the Catholic Church to understand where to go for sound reference and guidance.
(c) Records of the Council of Trent to know the points of sound doctrine.
(d) The relevant languages and make all the translations he can find.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Augustine in Book Three, what is a condition that affects holy men and God's commands of them?

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

3. Upon what does Augustine say the student of Scripture must rely during his studies?

4. What is the most important step Augustine's students must take to avoid the trap he sees in interpretation?

5. Since Augustine regards his disciples as "divinely instituted," what responsibility falls on his students?

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