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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. What are the tokens of each visit to Dwelling Six?
(a) the ways she is given to recall everything
(b) the things that stimulate her appetite for her betrothed
(c) the images that are planted in the brain
(d) the glow that surrounds her like a halo

2. What does Teresa say the encounters with God feel like?
(a) exquisite and delightful pain
(b) ease and comfort
(c) falling through space
(d) fear and trembling

3. After doing something wrong, what amazes Teresa?
(a) She still has the keys to the castle.
(b) She can get back into the castle.
(c) God does not leave the castle.
(d) She is not thrown out of the castle.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Having attained the Seventh Dwelling, what does a person now have?

2. What, according to Teresa, is the prerequisite for entering briefly into the Sixth Dwelling?

3. What, does Teresa say, is the distinction between this rapture and the last in Dwelling Five?

4. How does Teresa say she is affected by her trials?

5. How does Teresa qualify the marriage?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe the metaphor of the ember in preparing one for marriage to God.

4. What tokens does Teresa say God gives to help recall the raptures?

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

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

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

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

9. How does Teresa describe the rapture of the Sixth Dwelling?

10. How does Teresa explain the anguish and unrest of the soul in the Sixth Dwelling?

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