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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 examples does Teresa give of others who were once thought mad because of their intense relationship with God?
(a) Saint Joan and Saint Ignatious
(b) Saint Paul and Saint Rebecca
(c) Saint Anne and Saint Gregory
(d) Saint Francis and Peter of Alcantara

2. What does Teresa warn against about emotions from the Sixth Dwelling?
(a) losing one's mind in the process
(b) falsely interpreting other intensity of emotion for this kind of longing
(c) becoming adicted to the emotional high
(d) desiring the emotion over wanting to be obedient

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

4. Above all, however, what does Teresa suggest is of paramount importance?
(a) that one does not rely on the saints
(b) that prayer be intellectual
(c) that emotions do not come to rule the mind
(d) that the soul stays close to Christ

5. Having attained the Seventh Dwelling, what does a person now have?
(a) infalability of spirit
(b) a roadmap back to God
(c) a shield against temptation
(d) a mighty and faithful Companion by her side

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

3. After doing something wrong, what amazes Teresa?

4. What does her focus on her inner temple now bring Teresa in the Seventh Dwelling?

5. What does Teresa suggest looking for in a spiritual adviser?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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