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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Finally finding a place to rest, how does the butterfly demonstrate what the soul can now do?
(a) finally experiencing life giving nectar
(b) finally locating a place of beauty
(c) finally stop flitting around
(d) finally experiencing forgetfulness of self

2. What overwhelming emotion does Teresa go on to discuss in Dwelling Six?
(a) the feeling of taking arms to protect the Church
(b) the immensity of a soul's desire to die and join her Beloved
(c) the ache to see the Beloved again and again
(d) the desire to do as much good as possible

3. What is there no relief from while the soul is experiencing this pain on earth?
(a) the time it takes or the way it grows
(b) enjoying it or escaping it
(c) losing it or finding it
(d) avoiding it or concealing it

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

5. What examples does Teresa give of others who were once thought mad because of their intense relationship with God?
(a) Saint Paul and Saint Rebecca
(b) Saint Anne and Saint Gregory
(c) Saint Francis and Peter of Alcantara
(d) Saint Joan and Saint Ignatious

Short Answer Questions

1. Where might the voices heard during meditation come from according to Teresa?

2. If a voice she hears causes her to linger in worship and increases her devotion, what conclusion does Teresa draw?

3. What is the source of the pain Teresa describes?

4. What do those closest to God experience?

5. Why does Teresa say the experiences of such close communion with God cannot be fully explained?

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