St. Augustine "Quote . . . Unquote" Quiz

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St. Augustine "Quote . . . Unquote" Quiz

Quotations from the writings and preaching of St. Augustine are found on several pages of the "Augustinians of the Midwest" Web site. First, visit this Web site and find the words of Augustine. Then complete the quotations in this quiz to discover how much you have learned about the thought of this great Father of the Church. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Before all else, live together in harmony, being ________________ on the way to God."  (-- Rule)
    • A. 

      Filled with joy

    • B. 

      Filled with the Holy Spirit

    • C. 

      Hard workers

    • D. 

      Of one mind and one heart

  • 2. 
    "Above all else,  __________________________, because these are the chief commandments given to us." (--Rule)
    • A. 

      Love God and then your neighbor

    • B. 

      Work and pray

    • C. 

      Study and learn

    • D. 

      Strive to become wealthy

  • 3. 
    "You have made us for yourself, Lord, and ___________________." (--Confessions)
    • A. 

      We are truly blessed.

    • B. 

      Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

    • C. 

      We owe everything to you.

    • D. 

      We must praise your holy name.

  • 4. 
    "Lord, heal and open my eyes that I may recognize your will.  Show me the road I must travel __________________."  (--Soliliquies)
    • A. 

      Which will lead me to heaven.

    • B. 

      That I may see you.

    • C. 

      To go to Rome.

    • D. 

      So that I can study your Word in the Sacred Scriptures.

  • 5. 
    "There are two loves: ________________________ ." (--Sermon on 1 John 2:8)
    • A. 

      The love of God and the love of the world.

    • B. 

      The love of money and the love of the church.

    • C. 

      The love of noise and the love of quiet.

    • D. 

      The love of work and the love of play.

  • 6. 
    "There are two cities -- ____________________. These have been with us since the human race began, and they will continue until the end of the world.  For the time being, as far as outward appearances go, they are indistinguishable, but their aspirations are very different.  On the Day of Judgment, they will be separated bodily for all to see."  (--Catechetical Instructions)
    • A. 

      The city of Rome and the city of Hippo.

    • B. 

      The city of the rich and the city of the poor.

    • C. 

      The city of the godly and the city of the ungodly.

    • D. 

      The city of the saints and the city of Satan.

  • 7. 
    "Christ is at once above and below:  above in himself, below in his people.  Fear Christ above; recognize him here below. Here, he is poor, with and in the poor.  There he is rich, with and in God.  Have Christ above bestowing his bounty; ___________________.  (--Sermon 123)
    • A. 

      Share this bounty with others.

    • B. 

      Pray to Christ if you wish to be blessed by his bounty.

    • C. 

      Recognize him here in his need.

    • D. 

      Strive to rise above this Earth in order to be with Christ.

  • 8. 
    "Beg God for the gift to love one another.  Love all people, even your enemies, not because they are your brothers and sisters, _______________________." (--Sermon on 1 John 10:7)
    • A. 

      But that they might become such.

    • B. 

      Because God loves a cheerful giver.

    • C. 

      Because Jesus teaches us not to hate.

    • D. 

      That they will spare you from harm.

  • 9. 
    "People are renewed by love.  As sinful desire ages them, so love rejuvenates them. Enmeshed in the toils of his desires, the Psalmist laments, 'I have grown old surrounded by my enemies.' Love, on the other hand, is the sign of our renewal, as we know from the Lord's own words: '___________________.' " (--Sermon 350A)
    • A. 

      "You do not have the love of God in you." (--John 5:42)

    • B. 

      "The love of many will grow cold." (--Matthew 24:12)

    • C. 

      "If you love me, keep my commandments." (--John 14:15)

    • D. 

      "I give you a new commandment: love one another." (--John 13:34)

  • 10. 
    "Lord, how exalted you are, yet ______________ are your dwelling." (--Confessions)
    • A. 

      The holy martyrs

    • B. 

      The highest heavens

    • C. 

      The humble of heart

    • D. 

      Beautiful churches, cathedrals and basilicas

  • 11. 
    Tie-breaker question:  "I entered into my inmost self with you as my guide.  And this I was able to do because you were my helper.  I entered in, and saw with the eye of my soul the unchangeable _________ (one word), very different from earthly lights." (--Confessions)