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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 does Teresa classify as intellectual visions?
(a) visions that come from reading the Bible
(b) visions not received by the senses
(c) memories of religious paintings
(d) images of the saints

2. What does her focus on her inner temple now bring Teresa in the Seventh Dwelling?
(a) being at peace with her detractors
(b) being perfectly united with her King
(c) being separated from her body
(d) being aware of all she can become

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

4. For what purpose does Teresa describe the crystal and the memory of the image of its beauty?
(a) to explain comparative visions
(b) to explain ordinary visions
(c) to explain what she calls imaginative visions
(d) to explain elective visions

5. What does Teresa say are continuously going on in the chamber of the soul?
(a) feasts
(b) dancing
(c) wars
(d) celebrations

Short Answer Questions

1. Even though the change it works in her is permanent, how does Teresa say she can describe the contact with the Beloved?

2. What is the metaphor Teresa returns to in order to explain the feeling in the soul of ever-increasing anguish and unrest?

3. Finally finding a place to rest, how does the butterfly demonstrate what the soul can now do?

4. Does Teresa say that hearing voices is always a negative sign?

5. With whom does Teresa suggest the sisters share such intense relationships with God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What revelation comes to Teresa at the center of herself while in communion with God?

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

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

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

8. How does Teresa describe the soul as it comes into its most intimate contact with God?

9. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

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

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