St. Augustine "Quote . . . Unquote" Quiz

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Quotations from the writings and preaching of St. Augustine are found on severalpages of the "Augustinians of the Midwest" Web site. First, visit thisWeb 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Of one mind and one heart
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "of one mind and one heart". This phrase suggests that in order to live harmoniously and be on the right path to God, it is important for individuals to have unity of thought and emotions. It implies that they should share common beliefs, values, and goals, and work together towards them. This unity fosters cooperation, understanding, and empathy among individuals, creating an environment of peace and spiritual growth.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Love God and then your neighbor
    Explanation
    The given correct answer, "love God and then your neighbor," is the most important principle to follow because these are the chief commandments given to us. It emphasizes the importance of putting our love and devotion towards God as the highest priority, and then extending that love to our fellow human beings. This answer aligns with the idea that love and compassion should be at the core of our actions and relationships, reflecting the teachings of many religious and moral traditions.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.
    Explanation
    The given quote from Confessions suggests that humans were created by the Lord for a specific purpose. The correct answer, "our hearts are restless until they rest in you," implies that our true fulfillment and contentment can only be found in a relationship with the Lord. It conveys the idea that humans have an inherent longing for something greater, and that longing can only be satisfied by a connection with God.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. That I may see you.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "that I may see you." The speaker is asking for their eyes to be healed and opened so that they can recognize God's will. They are seeking a deeper connection with God and a greater understanding of His presence in their life. By asking to see God, the speaker is expressing a desire to have a more personal and intimate relationship with Him.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. The love of God and the love of the world.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the love of God and the love of the world." This answer is supported by the phrase "There are two loves" in the question. The sermon on 1 John 2:8 likely discusses the contrast between the love of God and the love of the world, highlighting the importance of prioritizing one's love for God over worldly desires. The other options, such as the love of money, the love of the church, the love of noise, and the love of work, do not align with the context provided in the question.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. The city of the godly and the city of the ungodly.
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "the city of the godly and the city of the ungodly." This answer is supported by the statement that the two cities have been with us since the beginning of the human race and will continue until the end of the world. Although they may appear indistinguishable outwardly, their aspirations are very different. On the Day of Judgment, they will be separated bodily for all to see. This suggests that one city represents the righteous and godly individuals, while the other city represents the ungodly and sinful individuals.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Recognize him here in his need.
    Explanation
    In the given passage, it is mentioned that Christ is both above and below, and that he is present in his people, especially in the poor. Therefore, the correct answer "recognize him here in his need" aligns with the idea that we should acknowledge Christ's presence in those who are in need and extend our help and support to them. This implies that by recognizing Christ in his need, we can share his bounty with others and fulfill our duty towards him.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. But that they might become such.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "but that they might become such." This answer is supported by the phrase "Love all people, even your enemies," which implies that the reason for loving others is not because they are already brothers and sisters, but rather to encourage them to become brothers and sisters through love. This aligns with the message of the sermon on 1 John 10:7, emphasizing the importance of love and its transformative power.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    D. "I give you a new commandment: love one another." (--John 13:34)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I give you a new commandment: love one another." (--John 13:34). This answer is supported by the statement in the passage that love rejuvenates people and is a sign of renewal. It aligns with the Lord's words in John 13:34, where he gives a new commandment to love one another. This commandment emphasizes the importance of love and its role in renewing and rejuvenating individuals.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The humble of heart
    Explanation
    The given quote from Confessions highlights the exalted nature of the Lord and suggests that His dwelling is with the "humble of heart." This implies that God prefers to reside with those who possess humility rather than in grand physical structures like churches or in the highest heavens. This aligns with the teachings of many religious traditions that emphasize the importance of humility and the inner disposition of the heart in one's relationship with the divine.

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  • 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)

    Correct Answer
    light
    Explanation
    In this quote from Confessions, the speaker is expressing their experience of entering into their innermost self with the help of a guide. They mention seeing something with the "eye of their soul" that is unchangeable and very different from earthly lights. The word that completes the sentence is "light." This suggests that the speaker has had a spiritual or transcendental experience, where they have encountered a divine or higher form of light that is beyond the earthly realm.

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