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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Damascene live for many years?
(a) Palestine.
(b) Iran.
(c) India.
(d) Iraq.

2. From where do some of the objections come in regards to whether the intellectual principle is united to the body as its form?
(a) Aristotle's rhetoric.
(b) The Socratic Method.
(c) Plato's studies.
(d) DesCartes type of dualism.

3. Aquinas explains that God is defined as the "first cause" or what?
(a) Prime reason.
(b) Actor.
(c) Prime mover.
(d) Cause of action.

4. The Summa Theologica is a tome of what?
(a) Aristotle's philosophical theology.
(b) Catholic philosophical theology.
(c) Thomas Aquinas' philosophical theology.
(d) Augustine's philosophical theology.

5. What is epistemology?
(a) A dermatological term.
(b) The study of literature.
(c) The study of words.
(d) Matters of knowledge.

6. What is equally much an element of soul, and in this manner the life-giving breath of God is included?
(a) Humanity.
(b) The life force.
(c) Angels.
(d) Creation.

7. Is there Will in God?
(a) No, there is no will in God.
(b) Yes, God's good is His own will.
(c) Yes, often there is will in God.
(d) Yes, there can be will in God.

8. Aquinas then broaches the matter of what substances?
(a) Formal authority and personal model.
(b) Facilitator and delegator.
(c) Corruptible and incorruptible.
(d) Demonstrator and Learner.

9. How many major thinkers other than Aquinas are most frequently named by the author?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

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

11. Is God omnipotent?
(a) Yes, after Jesus' birth.
(b) Yes.
(c) Yes, sometimes.
(d) No, not usually.

12. What areas of study might be important when reading this book?
(a) Art and literature.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) Philosophy and theology.
(d) Greek mythology.

13. How is power twofold?
(a) Both aggressive and inactive.
(b) Both passive and aggressive.
(c) Both passive and active.
(d) Both active and inactive.

14. While the activity of the mind is usually expressed through the living body, with what will it continue in its current form?
(a) The coming of Christ.
(b) The birth of new beings.
(c) The cessation of the material nature.
(d) Accidents and injuries to the brain.

15. When Aquinas turns to the debate format, what is he assuming about the reader?
(a) The reader is aware of the main intellectual controversies of this era.
(b) The reader is well-versed in debate.
(c) The reader is in agreement with him on debate issues.
(d) The reader wants this debate format.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Aquinas define providence?

2. Damascene was later canonized as what?

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

4. The objections in this book are legitimate opposition to what?

5. What is the format designed to suit?

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