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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer 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 Anne and Saint Gregory
(b) Saint Francis and Peter of Alcantara
(c) Saint Joan and Saint Ignatious
(d) Saint Paul and Saint Rebecca

2. 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 looking for a place to land
(b) the elephant looking for a place to sleep
(c) the silkworm trying to spin its cacoon
(d) the butterfly trying to emerge from the cacoon

3. What teaches the soul by quick impression a thousand different things equally hard to explain, according to Teresa?
(a) the whisking away
(b) the Mind of God
(c) the rush of adrelalin
(d) the speed of light

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 wedding feast is being prepared
(d) the soul and her Lord are now wed

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the condition of her soul that gives her confidence to enter the bridal chamber?

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

3. What does a vision coming from God do for the soul?

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

5. What are the tokens of each visit to Dwelling Six?

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