The Interior Castle Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the source of the pain Teresa describes?

2. What, according to Teresa, is the prerequisite for entering briefly into the Sixth Dwelling?

3. Even at this point, what is Teresa's warning to her sisters?

4. What does Teresa warn against about emotions from the Sixth Dwelling?

5. According to Teresa, what is the condition when voices are heard?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the experience in the rapture that requires bravery?

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

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

4. How does Teresa describe intellectual visions?

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

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

7. What does Teresa have to say about tears that spring form the raptures?

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

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

10. How does one recognize a vision not from God?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on focus to achieve goals. Teresa focused on attaining a desired relationship with God. Use that same principle and discuss how achieving anything depends on the focus toward the goal. Select examples to support your thesis such as the national focus of the USA to put a man on the moon.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on skepticism. State your opinion on the value of being skeptical about anything seen or heard for the first time. Discuss in your essay why there is so much skepticism around things religious. Conclude your essay with an argument on whether skepticism is good or bad.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the pleasures of the world that are in conflict with the Christian ideal of drawing closer to God. In your essay detail pleasures that may be enjoyable at the moment but later bring no satisfaction to one's life.

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