Introduction to Saint Thomas Aquinas, Ed., with an Introd. by Anton C. Pegis Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13, Question LXXIX / 79 & Analysis Chapter 14, Questions LXXX, LXXXI, & LXXXII & LXXXIII.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What location of truth does the author question?
(a) Whether man can be truthful.
(b) Whether there is truth in heaven.
(c) Whether truth resides in God.
(d) Whether truth resides only in the intellect.

2. Who does Aquinas mention in the Third Article, when he asks if there is an Agent Intellect?
(a) Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates.
(b) Socrates, Dionysius, and Augustine.
(c) Augustine, Dionysius, and Aristotle.
(d) Augustine, Aristotle, and Plato.

3. How can the Summa Theologica be described?
(a) As massive.
(b) As dull.
(c) As simple.
(d) As unusual.

4. According to Aquinas, Aristotle says that the soul is only separable from the body inasmuch as what?
(a) The separation of mind and body at death.
(b) Thoughts and practices are.
(c) One believes it to be.
(d) God wants it to be.

5. The Fourth Article emphasizes the immaterial nature of ______________.
(a) Soul.
(b) Body.
(c) Man.
(d) Mind.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Second Article is focused upon differentiating the sensitive and the intellectual appetites: are they different powers?

2. In Question II, The Existence of God, how many articles does Aquinas cover the self-evidence of God, addresses difficulties posed by conditions that cannot be demonstrated, and demonstrable proof of God's existence?

3. Aquinas observes that while "the Philosopher" claims that the human intellect can have perfect knowledge, he uses Aristotle to refute this. He cites an observation made in De Anima to prove this. What does he say is in the mind's understanding of things?

4. From where do some of the objections come in regards to whether the intellectual principle is united to the body as its form?

5. What is equally much an element of soul, and in this manner the life-giving breath of God is included?

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