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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. Finally finding a place to rest, how does the butterfly demonstrate what the soul can now do?
(a) finally stop flitting around
(b) finally experiencing life giving nectar
(c) finally locating a place of beauty
(d) finally experiencing forgetfulness of self
2. How does Teresa describe those brief encounters with God?
(a) thunderbolts of unmistakable contact
(b) floating on calm waters
(c) swoons of passion
(d) lilting melodies of peace
3. What does Teresa tell her sisters will be their best way of teaching those who know them?
(a) the fire of their devotion
(b) the fact that they are nuns
(c) the rhythm of their words
(d) the loftiness of their titles
4. According to Teresa, what is the condition when voices are heard?
(a) communication of the saints
(b) complete concentrations
(c) deepend ecstasy
(d) frequently signs of mental imbalance
5. What is the difference in the reminders she gets now when her spirit flags and the times she first encountered the pain of awareness?
(a) rapid flights back to the Seventh Dwelling
(b) easy experiences instead of the pain like before
(c) self-recognition of what she needs to do
(d) sudden flashes of truth
Short Answer Questions
1. In those moments of ecstasy, how is the soul whisked away by God?
2. Does Teresa say that hearing voices is always a negative sign?
3. What is the source of the pain Teresa describes?
4. To what does Teresa compare one's faith?
5. What does Teresa say may happen to someone in the sixth Dwelling?
Short Essay Questions
1. What frustration comes to Teresa as she progresses in intimacy with God?
2. What encouragement to her sisters does Teresa use to conclude her book?
3. Describe the metaphor of the ember in preparing one for marriage to God.
4. How does Teresa describe the rapture of the Sixth Dwelling?
5. What admission does Teresa make regarding the hearing of voices?
6. Describe the esoteric talisman Teresa uses as an analogy to one's faith.
7. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?
8. What recommendation does Teresa make regarding commands that will affect others?
9. What occasions the intensity of greater pain during this time of greater closeness to God?
10. How does Teresa describe the physical state of the body during her raptures?
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