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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Objections and refutations to those objections are presented for what reasons?
(a) To give options of possible beliefs.
(b) So that readers can follow the line of thinking.
(c) To confuse readers.
(d) So that readers can choose their own beliefs.

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

5. What is a Thomist?
(a) Someone who is especially well-versed in the work of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
(b) Someone who is named after Saint Thomas Aquinas.
(c) Someone who is a disciple of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
(d) Someone who teaches Saint Thomas Aquinas' philosophies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dionysius was known as what?

2. What is the more ordinary idea of "God?"

3. The layout of the Summa Theologica is designed for use in what?

4. According to Aquinas, is God truth?

5. Which of these men of Athens is the youngest?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aquinas say to the objections that the will of God must always be fulfilled?

2. How does Aquinas' education benefit him?

3. What does Aquinas say about God's action and essence?

4. What does Aquinas say about the First Article: Whether a Name Can be Given to God?

5. What does Aquinas say about whether there is will in God?

6. What is Aquinas' response about truth?

7. What do many of the questions and answers Aquinas discusses reveal about him?

8. When Aquinas turns to the debate format, what does he assume? What are the consequences of this?

9. The sixth article takes up the matter of the puzzle of whether the human soul is corruptible or incorruptible. What does Aquinas say about this?

10. What might someone who is not specially educated in the areas of philosophy and theology think of this book?

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