Search: Quiz 18 (Spring 2019)

For the following questions more than one of the choices may be correct. In those cases, one answer is ultimately better than the others. You will receive credit for selecting any of the correct answers but to receive a perfect score of fifteen, you will have to select the answers that most fully or accurately capture the significance of the question.

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Seneca's Epistulae Morales 1.7

Association with a large group is harmful; there is no one who does not either recommend some fault to us or impose it upon us or smear it on us when we are unaware. At any rate, the bigger the gathering with which we are mingling, the greater the danger. But nothing is so harmful to good character as to sit idly at a show; it is then that faults sneak up on us more easily because of pleasure. What do you think I mean? I come back more miserly, more ambitious, more selfindulgent, worse, more cruel and inhuman, because I was among human beings. I happened upon the midday show expecting entertainment and wit and some relaxation, to rest men’s eyes from the sight of human blood. It was quite the opposite. Whatever combat there was before was an act of mercy. Now they have dropped fooling and it is pure murder.

The above passage would apply to Augustine's friendship with:

Acts 4.32-37

There was one heart and one spirit in the whole body of the believers, nor did any one of them call any of his possessions his own, but they had everything in common. And with great force the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and there was great good will among them all. Nor was anyone among them in need, for all those who happened to own lands or houses would sell them and bring in the proceeds of what had been sold and lay them at the feet of the apostles; and they were distributed, to each one as he had need. And there was Joseph, surnamed by the apostles Barnabas, which means, translated, Son of Consolation, a Levite and a Cyprian by birth, who owned an estate. He sold it, and brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

The above passage would apply to Augustine's friendship with:

Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 7.32-38

I want you to be free from care. The unmarried man cares about the things of the Lord and how he can please the Lord; but I want you to be free from care. The unmarried man cares about the things of the Lord and how he can please the Lord; but for the sake of propriety, and undistracted devotion to the Lord. But if a man thinks he is acting shamefully toward his girl if he becomes too impassioned, and it has to be so, let him do what he wants. He is not sinning; let them marry. But the man who stands firm in his heart, and is not constrained, but has control over his will and decides in his own heart to keep his girl a virgin, will be doing well. Thus the one who marries his girl does well, and the one who does not marry does better.

The above passage would apply to Augustine's friendship with:

According to Augustine, evil

Augustine converted, i.e., decided to commit fully to the life of a Christian