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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 will affect another person
(b) some action that may be dangerous
(c) some action never heard of before
(d) some action that seems against the Mother Church

2. 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 loftiness of their titles
(d) the rhythm of their words

3. What knowledge does Teresa say is the cause of intellectual visions?
(a) that she was taught these things
(b) that God uses both mind and soul
(c) that God is always watching
(d) that she has been there before

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sets intellectual visions apart from all others?

2. After doing something wrong, what amazes Teresa?

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

4. At this point, where does Teresa say she does any selfish thing?

5. What becomes Teresa's fondest desire to do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What encouragement to her sisters does Teresa use to conclude her book?

3. What communion does Teresa say trials at this level bring about?

4. What is the experience in the rapture that requires bravery?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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