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

2. In those moments of ecstasy, how is the soul whisked away by God?
(a) with startling speed
(b) lifted by angels
(c) in a flash of light
(d) on a white horse

3. What does Teresa say she was doing that sometimes caused her to forget the simple guideline of getting to God?
(a) thinking too much about Christ
(b) working on her writing
(c) seeking the consolations of prayer
(d) meditating too long on the saints

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

5. What does Teresa suggest looking for in a spiritual adviser?
(a) one who has had similar experiences with prayer
(b) one who is both educated and discerning
(c) one who can keep a confidence
(d) one who believes in miracles

Short Answer Questions

1. What comes to her as she recognizes her ever increasing responsibility and passion to be of service to a God?

2. What does Teresa say intensifies the pain?

3. Why is Teresa limited in what she can do by way of teaching others what she knows?

4. Why does Teresa insist she should not be pitied?

5. What is there no relief from while the soul is experiencing this pain on earth?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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