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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 recognize is the only thing that can pull her from her God?
(a) her spiritual advisers
(b) herself
(c) the Inquisition
(d) Satan

2. What does Teresa say about following one's lofty promises made to God in moments of worship?
(a) They are soon forgotten by God.
(b) They require action.
(c) They require re-evaluation.
(d) They are no longer necessary.

3. What is the metaphor Teresa returns to in order to explain the feeling in the soul of ever-increasing anguish and unrest?
(a) the butterfly trying to emerge from the cacoon
(b) the silkworm trying to spin its cacoon
(c) the butterfly looking for a place to land
(d) the elephant looking for a place to sleep

4. What is Teresa's analogy regarding the Seventh Dwelling?
(a) meditation is in the form of butterflies
(b) there is a union of all the saints
(c) the soul and her Lord are now wed
(d) the wedding feast is being prepared

5. What is the final activity in the Sixth Dwelling, according to Teresa?
(a) God consummates His engagement to His betrothed soul.
(b) God performs a major test of faith.
(c) The soul leaves the body.
(d) The soul loses its identity.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What sets intellectual visions apart from all others?

4. What does Teresa say the soul engages in after the espousal in Dwelling Six?

5. How does Teresa describe those brief encounters with God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What recommendation does Teresa make regarding commands that will affect others?

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

7. What does Teresa say about remaining humble in light of the temporary nature of the world?

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

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

10. What occasions the intensity of greater pain during this time of greater closeness to God?

(see the answer keys)

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