Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Upon what does Augustine focus most of his efforts in the Preface of "On Christian Doctrine"?
2. What is the primary tool for interpretation for the critics that Augustine primarily focuses on in the Preface?
3. What is the logical inconsistency of the critics that Augustine confronts in the Preface?
4. Who does Augustine suggest has the ability to know the Truth?
5. How does Augustine describe humans?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is a technique that Augustine uses to determine the meaning of a passage that cannot be discovered by simply reading the passage?
2. What does Augustine claim are the two types of signs and how are they defined?
3. What does Augustine recommend should be the lifestyle and focus of the Christian speaker?
4. What does Augustine claim an interpreter must consider regarding the author of Scripture to make a correct interpretation?
5. Why does Augustine suggest that Scripture reports the great sins of holy men?
6. What does Augustine identifies as three things that students need to use to develop responsible interpretations of Scripture?
7. What relationship does Augustine write humans should have with God? What does Augustine write must humans do before they can enter this relationship?
8. Why does Augustine believe that God will aid him in his teaching about learning and communicating Scripture?
9. What is a point that Augustine makes about the love of God that confronts his critics that claim "special gifts" needed to interpret scripture?
10. What are three things that Augustine writes that humans can do with one of the items of his focus in Book One?
Augustine requires his students to be motivated by the Christian commands to love God and to love their neighbors. Explain which is easier to show, love of God or love of neighbors. Identify how each is demonstrated and how love of one can contribute to showing love for the other.
Compare lifestyles from the Old Testament (2,000 B.C.-500 B.C.), life in the late Roman Empire during the life of Augustine (354 A.D.-430 A.D.), and during the 21st Century. Write an analysis of how life in the Roman Empire of Augustine is similar to Old Testament times and how it is similar to the America of the 21st Century. Conclude with details of difficulties for a modern student to has for relating to the culture and life of the Old Testament and life in Augustine's Roman empire and steps a modern student would have to take to overcome those difficulties.
Book Four focuses on the significance of rhetorical skill in the defense of Scriptural interpretation, yet Augustine chooses not to teach rhetoric and advises his students to study people who are effective rhetoricians. Compare learning rhetorical skill from a textbook to learning it directly from someone who demonstrates the gifts for using rhetoric effectively. Choose someone you know to be a public speaker and identify techniques that person uses to effectively communicate with an audience and how you could apply their style to your deliveries.
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