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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does Teresa say that hearing voices is always a negative sign?
(a) Yes, they mean one is not in the Sixth Dwelling.
(b) Yes, people who hear them are unbalanced.
(c) No, they may just be memories.
(d) No, at times they are used by God.

2. How do imaginative visions embed themselves into the soul?
(a) as fleeting images that return from time to time
(b) as clear images that cannot be forgotten
(c) as metaphors of all that the visions reveal
(d) more as impressions than crisp memories

3. Ending the Chapter on the Sixth Dwelling, what is Teresa's emphasis on?
(a) making the Sixth Dwelling appealing to all
(b) the formulas for improving meditation
(c) learning techniques for getting to the Sixth Dwelling quickly
(d) distinguishing a real vision from a false one

4. What is the metaphor Teresa returns to in order to explain the feeling in the soul of ever-increasing anguish and unrest?
(a) the butterfly looking for a place to land
(b) the silkworm trying to spin its cacoon
(c) the butterfly trying to emerge from the cacoon
(d) the elephant looking for a place to sleep

5. What becomes Teresa's fondest desire to do?
(a) start a hospital for the poor
(b) write many more books
(c) weed out the unbelieving sisters in the convent
(d) to go deep into the world and inspire other souls to praise Him

6. What is Teresa's analogy regarding the Seventh Dwelling?
(a) the soul and her Lord are now wed
(b) there is a union of all the saints
(c) the wedding feast is being prepared
(d) meditation is in the form of butterflies

7. What does Teresa say God gives her to remember this visit?
(a) a ring on her finger
(b) an ability to dream the visit
(c) a thorn in the flesh
(d) a token of her visit

8. What sets intellectual visions apart from all others?
(a) knowledge of the service required of one
(b) knowledge of the Scriptures
(c) knowledge of the constant companionship of God
(d) knowledge of good and evil

9. What is the condition of the soul at this point?
(a) totally dependent on her faith
(b) devoid of free will
(c) able to defeat the evil spirits
(d) cleanly stripped of her worldly attachments

10. What does Teresa say the lack of humility will cause someone to do?
(a) to keep her knowledge to herself
(b) to forget to rely on prayer
(c) to ask for what she has not earned
(d) to beg for better understanding

11. In that rapture, what does Teresa say she is allowed to do?
(a) glimpse into the mind of the Beloved
(b) know what it feels like to die physically
(c) observe the final, most intimate dwelling for just a moment
(d) feel a spiritual orgasm

12. What, does Teresa say, is the distinction between this rapture and the last in Dwelling Five?
(a) this one is harder to return from
(b) this one is painful when it happens
(c) this one makes living much more painful
(d) this one is faster

13. Even though the change it works in her is permanent, how does Teresa say she can describe the contact with the Beloved?
(a) totally the vision of her death and resurrection
(b) able to tell others who have just entered the Sixth Dwelling
(c) only partly able to describe the experience once it has ended
(d) able to prophecy the future of the world based on the experience

14. What does Teresa recognize is the only thing that can pull her from her God?
(a) herself
(b) her spiritual advisers
(c) the Inquisition
(d) Satan

15. What teaches the soul by quick impression a thousand different things equally hard to explain, according to Teresa?
(a) the whisking away
(b) the speed of light
(c) the rush of adrelalin
(d) the Mind of God

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Teresa suggest looking for in a spiritual adviser?

2. What are the tokens of each visit to Dwelling Six?

3. Above all, however, what does Teresa suggest is of paramount importance?

4. How does Teresa describe the ember in the soul--some thought that spreads its flame through the entire soul?

5. What do those closest to God experience?

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