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

2. In her brief moments of encounter with God, what emotion results afterward?
(a) a serious confusion of purpose
(b) fear that they might never happen again
(c) an ever deepening longing for God
(d) great doubt that anyone will believe her

3. What sets intellectual visions apart from all others?
(a) knowledge of good and evil
(b) knowledge of the service required of one
(c) knowledge of the constant companionship of God
(d) knowledge of the Scriptures

4. When does she say the vile creatures of temptation may return?
(a) when she has nothing to do
(b) while she is writing
(c) in her dreams
(d) even when she is very close to her God

5. What do those closest to God experience?
(a) the greatest doubt
(b) freedom from temptation
(c) the most severe trials
(d) avoidance of all trials

Short Answer Questions

1. What does she come to know by sight that the Church only knows by faith?

2. Why does Teresa say the experiences of such close communion with God cannot be fully explained?

3. About what does Teresa suggest getting advice if one is commanded to do something during the Sixth Dwelling experience?

4. In those moments of ecstasy, how is the soul whisked away by God?

5. If a voice she hears causes her to linger in worship and increases her devotion, what conclusion does Teresa draw?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is a recommendation of Teresa's on meditation?

3. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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