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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do both contemplation and action contain?
2. God cannot be the end of things as though He were something effected, but only as ______________.
3. Angels consist of ____________ only.
4. In the Fourth Article: Whether Violence Can Be Done To the Will, what type of will does Aquinas describe?
5. The Second Article is more intimately connected with Church doctrine: separating irascible from _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What two actions contain choice?
2. What are the six articles on the various kinds of law?
3. What does Aquinas say about agents and action?
4. What does Aquinas claim in Chapter XLVII That in this Life We Are Unable to See God in His Essence?
5. What does Aquinas say in the Second Article, regarding whether the intellect is a purely passive power or not?
6. What does Aquinas say about the difference between irascible and concupiscence?
7. What does Aquinas say when he discusses how the soul while united to the body understands corporeal things beneath it?
8. What does Aquinas say about differentiating the sensitive and and the intellectual appetites?
9. What does Aquinas believe about the human mind?
10. What does Aquinas say about God being the end of things?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
St. Thomas Aquinas' work was severely challenged by powerful Arabian philosophy.
Part 1) How did Arabian philosophy become so powerful? Why did it challenge Aquinas' own philosophies?
Part 2) How did Aquinas deal with such challenges to his own philosophies? What aspects about his upbringing and personality aid him in this?
Part 3) What other philosophies and thinkers challenged Aquinas? Why? How does he handle these disagreements in this book? How does this affect the way that he expresses his ideas?
Essay Topic 2
Question 12 is in regards to intention.
Part 1) What is intention? What are four questions asked in regards to intention? What is the purpose of each?
Part 2) How are other aspects of Aquinas' theories incorporated into the questioning and answers pertaining to intention? Why?
Part 3) What is the message of this portion of the book? With what does Aquinas want the reader to come away?
Essay Topic 3
The question is raised in this book whether God is omnipotent.
Part 1) What is meant by omnipotence? How is God omnipotent, according to Aquinas? Would other philosophers agree with him? Why or why not?
Part 2) Why is the answering of this question threatening? How threatening is it? Why?
Part 3) Do you believe God is omnipotent? Why or why not?
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