THE SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS QUIZ
1. All of the following are TRUE statements about St. Thomas Aquinas except for one. WHICH ONE IS NOT TRUE?
A. He was a friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Catholic Church
B. He said Mass, turning bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ
C. His future was prophesied by a holy hermit
D. He received early training by the Benedictine monks
E. He was called the “Dumb Ox”
F. Pope Innocent IV gave him permission to the join the Friars Preachers
G. Two angels appeared to him in a dream
H. He wrote a treatise on the Eucharist
I. He often went into ecstasy during the Mass
J. He was seen being lifted into the air in ecstasy at the altar
K. He said only baptized people may receive the Sacrament of Confirmation validly
L. After his death, miracles were confirmed after people prayed to him
M. Upon struggling to interpret super difficult Bible passages, he fasted
N. He had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother
O. He made a lifelong vow of virginity
P. He was a member of Mensa
Q. One of his sisters entered the convent
R. He had a special affection for St. Paul’s letters
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2. SUMMA THEOLOGICA
In the great Christian work “Summa Theologica,” St. Thomas Aquinas makes all of the following points except for one. Which point does he NOT make?
A. A man who possesses saving grace can lose it through personal sin
B. Mortal sins can be blotted with the Sacrament of Confession
C. After Confession, a man still must perform penance
D. Baptism not only forgives sins, it eliminates all punishment or penance due for past sins
E. Sacraments are necessary for a man’s salvation
F. Christians should confess their sins at Confession before receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation
G. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick (Extreme Unction) blots out sin
H. Indulgences have value
I. When a Christian dies, entrance into heaven may be delayed due to a temporary cleansing of the soul
J. Priests should wear special vestments because they handle the Lord Jesus
K. Permanent vows of virginity that are kept until death merit crowns in heaven.
L. Some Christians suffer in purgatory longer than others before entering heaven.
M. A man can be assured that if his personal interpretation of Scripture disagrees with the interpretation of the Universal Church, his personal interpretation is superior.
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