Dark Night of the Soul Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 132 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Dark Night of the Soul Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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. In Book II, Chapter IV, what is purged on the second night of darkness?
(a) Only the sensual part of the soul.
(b) All unclean thoughts.
(c) Both parts of the soul together.
(d) All mortal sins.

2. St. John says that it becomes clear which parts are purified and which are still not purified during what time in the dark night?
(a) The end.
(b) Periods of rest.
(c) The beginning.
(d) The darkest point.

3. What happens when there are periods of rest for the soul during the dark night?
(a) The soul heals itself.
(b) The soul is freed.
(c) The soul rejects God's love.
(d) The soul is attacked harder than before.

4. The soul starts to develop a habit of what during the dark night, as stated in Book I, Chapter XIII?
(a) Strong temptation of sin.
(b) Identifying sin.
(c) Remembrance of God.
(d) Peaceful sleep.

5. In Dark Night of the Soul, what does the soul wait for in the second night of darkness?
(a) The emergence of sin.
(b) God's forgiveness.
(c) God's instructions.
(d) Inner peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do beginning Christians feel happens when they grow in faith and deal with suffering for God's sake, according to Book I, Chapter IX?

2. During the dark night, what does the Christian want to do when the spirit of blasphemy descends, according to Book I, Chapter XIV?

3. In Book II, Chapter VII, what will souls not believe when experiencing a dark night with so much pain?

4. In Book I, Chapter III, what is the rosary made of?

5. What is a type of pain felt during the dark night that is really not a problem, according to St. John?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Dark Night of the Soul, what is the difference between habitual imperfections and actual imperfections?

2. How does the author compare the use of fire to the purification process a person experiences during the dark night?

3. In Book I, Chapter VI, why are new believers especially prone to the sin of gluttony?

4. In Book II, Chapter V, what reasons are given for the dark night to be named "dark" and not "light"?

5. In Book I, Chapter XI, what is the Christian's new desire upon being ignited with the spirit of love?

6. How does St. John say a person changes when his spirit becomes united with God and how does his understanding of love change?

7. What is the difference between a symptom of the dark night from sin and actually going through the dark night, according to St. John?

8. What does St. John say causes the sin of wrath and how does a believer allow this to become a sin in his life?

9. What does the author say is the sign that the dark night has begun?

10. What are some of the benefits described in Book I, Chapter XIII of a soul that has been purified by the dark night?

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