Reading Comprehension Quiz

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Use the dictionary, the acronym finder, and the word origins dictionary (links above) as needed. A new quiz is available each Monday through Thursday. This is the quiz for October 13.

Saint Augustine (died 430) was a philosopher and theologian. He is one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity. He framed the concepts of original sin and just war. When the Roman Empire in the West was starting to disintegrate, Augustine developed the concept of the Church as a spiritual City of God, distinct from the material City of Man. His thought profoundly influenced the medieval worldview.

His works -- including The Confessions, which is often called the first Western autobiography -- are still read around the world.

In the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he is a saint, a pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinian religious order. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of teaching on salvation and divine grace.

1. Doctor, as in Doctor of the Church, means
A. a medical practitioner.
B. Ph.D.
C. a saint who distinguished himself through his teaching.
D. healer.
2. Original sin is
A. sin originated by Adam.
B. mortal sin.
C. sin against rulers.
D. a deadly sin.
3. The Greek origin of theology meant
A. obedience to God.
B. reasoning about God.
C. serving the gods.
D. discoursing on the gods.
4. The Confessions is
A. Augustine's confessions to God.
B. the first Western autobiography.
C. Augustine's defense of his philosophy.
D. a history of the early Church.

The information comes from Wikipedia.

Write down your answers and then see Answer Key below.

Answer Key: 1-C..........2-A..........3-D..........4-B
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