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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are you doing when you behave in a way that does not express the truth?
(a) Acting.
(b) Hurting others.
(c) Behaving strangely.
(d) Being rebellious.

2. What does Aquinas mean by truth that is immutable?
(a) It changes often.
(b) It can be changed.
(c) It must be changed in some circumstances.
(d) It does not and cannot be changed.

3. How was Aquinas able to write this work?
(a) Through the tremendous help of others.
(b) Over the course of a few tedious months.
(c) Through tremendous education and prepatory work.
(d) When he was ill and bedridden.

4. Aquinas shows that his ideas can be _____.
(a) Unreasonable.
(b) Wrong.
(c) Formed.
(d) Odd.

5. The objections in this book are legitimate opposition to what?
(a) Most philosophers' beliefs.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Aquinas' ideas.
(d) Most theologians' ideas.

6. Aquinas' work was severely challenged by what?
(a) The powerful Israeli philosophy of the time.
(b) The powerful Catholic philosophy of the time.
(c) The powerful Arabian philosophy of the time.
(d) The powerful Greek philosophy of the time.

7. Dionysius was known as what?
(a) Dionysius the Humble.
(b) Dionysius the Great.
(c) Dionysius the Argeopagite.
(d) Dionysius the Meek.

8. Who has written the Introduction?
(a) St. Thomas Aquinas.
(b) A nameless scholar.
(c) Plato.
(d) Socrates.

9. What helped with the development of the philosophy mentioned in number 6?
(a) The arrival of Buddha.
(b) The birth of the prophet Mohammed.
(c) The arrival of the prophet Mohammed.
(d) The arrival of Christ.

10. The mind is a phenomenon of the human being that can be ___________ separated and retain function.
(a) Partially.
(b) Slightly.
(c) Entirely.
(d) Mostly.

11. What is the more ordinary idea of "God?"
(a) As the Ultimate Know-It-All.
(b) As a ferocious god.
(c) As a stranger to many.
(d) As the Father of Jesus.

12. Reading the Summa is much like trying to read what?
(a) A book in another language.
(b) The Bible.
(c) A novel.
(d) A well-planned physics book written for other physicists.

13. In what must the exemplar of the order of things towards their end exist?
(a) Our minds.
(b) The divine mind.
(c) Our hearts.
(d) Nature.

14. Thanks to ______________, he becomes aware of some ancient thinkers outside of Scriptures as well as inside them.
(a) Aquinas' intelligence.
(b) Aquinas' friends.
(c) Aquinas' family.
(d) Aquinas' education.

15. What test does Aquinas' idea stand?
(a) The test of the Catholic Church.
(b) The test of conflict and disagreement.
(c) The test of accuracy.
(d) The test of philosophers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Damascene live for many years?

2. According to Aquinas, is God truth?

3. What was Damascene?

4. What power must we assign to Him in the highest degree?

5. Whenever you act in accordance with your own truth and values, then your behavior is what?

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