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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. About what does Teresa suggest getting advice if one is commanded to do something during the Sixth Dwelling experience?
(a) some action that may be dangerous
(b) some action that will affect another person
(c) some action that seems against the Mother Church
(d) some action never heard of before

2. What does Teresa recognize when she experiences a soul-filling fragrance?
(a) She knows that she is having a death experience.
(b) She knows she must wait longer.
(c) She knows that she is still alive.
(d) She knows that He is calling her.

3. What, according to Teresa, is the prerequisite for entering briefly into the Sixth Dwelling?
(a) obedience
(b) defiance
(c) suffering
(d) bravery

4. What does Teresa say the soul engages in after the espousal in Dwelling Six?
(a) radiant celebration
(b) painful lamenting
(c) over indulgence
(d) days of solitude

5. What is the condition of her soul that gives her confidence to enter the bridal chamber?
(a) in total annihilation
(b) completely transparent
(c) in spiritual perfection
(d) in the state of grace

Short Answer Questions

1. In those moments of ecstasy, how is the soul whisked away by God?

2. After doing something wrong, what amazes Teresa?

3. What is the benefit of this marriage that is still not complete?

4. Ending the Chapter on the Sixth Dwelling, what is Teresa's emphasis on?

5. What question asked of the sons of Zebedee is Teresa finally able to answer?

Short Essay Questions

1. How has joy given Teresa a kind of death?

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

3. What are the beneficial effects of spiritual pain on the earthly body?

4. What are the six reasons not to ask for a gift that another person has been given.

5. What limitation is on the marriage Teresa speaks of in the Seventh Dwelling?

6. What is a recommendation of Teresa's on meditation?

7. How does Teresa describe the physical state of the body during her raptures?

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

9. Even at this high state, what caution does Teresa offer?

10. At this Seventh Dwelling stage, how are Teresa's experiences with god different?

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