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

2. With whom does Teresa suggest the sisters share such intense relationships with God?
(a) their confessors
(b) the whole world
(c) anyone who asks
(d) people who will keep them secret

3. How does Teresa describe the ember in the soul--some thought that spreads its flame through the entire soul?
(a) moments of spiritual rapture
(b) a pain like dying
(c) a frightening experience that lasts only a moment
(d) moments of emptiness

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

5. How does Teresa qualify the marriage?
(a) as something that does not really happen
(b) as something that cannot be fully realized in this life
(c) as something that repeats itself three times to be real
(d) as something that happens often

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Teresa say about following one's lofty promises made to God in moments of worship?

2. What knowledge does Teresa say is the cause of intellectual visions?

3. What does her focus on her inner temple now bring Teresa in the Seventh Dwelling?

4. In her brief moments of encounter with God, what emotion results afterward?

5. What does Teresa say intensifies the pain?

Short Essay Questions

1. What frustration comes to Teresa as she progresses in intimacy with God?

2. What admission does Teresa make regarding the hearing of voices?

3. Describe the esoteric talisman Teresa uses as an analogy to one's faith.

4. What is the comfort at the Sixth Dwelling level of intimacy with God?

5. What does Teresa say about remaining humble in light of the temporary nature of the world?

6. What does Teresa have to say about tears that spring form the raptures?

7. What does Teresa identify as a reward for enduring trials of the Sixth Dwelling?

8. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

9. What is the experience in the rapture that requires bravery?

10. What occasions the intensity of greater pain during this time of greater closeness to God?

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