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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. On what does Teresa suggest one meditates when in the state of sorrow for their past transgressions?
(a) the light they have seen in Dwelling Six
(b) the good things they have done in the past
(c) the saints who have walked this path before them
(d) the peace that comes with dying

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

3. What question asked of the sons of Zebedee is Teresa finally able to answer?
(a) Where were you when I was crucified?
(b) Are you able to drink from this chalice?
(c) Why have you forsaken me?
(d) Will you lay down your nets and follow me?

4. What does Teresa say the spirit of evil does?
(a) calms the anxieties
(b) provides a false serenity
(c) instills unrest and disquiet
(d) makes one ecstatic

5. With whom does Teresa suggest the sisters share such intense relationships with God?
(a) the whole world
(b) people who will keep them secret
(c) their confessors
(d) anyone who asks

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Teresa explain the passage through the dwellings that happen for others?

2. When does Teresa say she is able to see clearly the ways she has strayed from Him while she has dwelled with Him?

3. How does Teresa describe the feeling of unrest in the soul?

4. How does Teresa qualify the marriage?

5. What is the difference in the reminders she gets now when her spirit flags and the times she first encountered the pain of awareness?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What frustration comes to Teresa as she progresses in intimacy with God?

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

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

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

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

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

9. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

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

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