QUIZ: 'Nun of the Above'
By Peter Westhoff
The primacy of love in the Gospel
A quiz on Catholic things under the patronage of the “Doctor of Prayer,” St. Teresa of Avila. For each question there is one right answer. Each quiz will have one question that is answered with “E” for NOTA, which stands for “None of the Above.” This week’s quiz covers Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) Nos. 343-364.
In the liturgical calendar at the end of January, we have two great teachers of the faith, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John Bosco. They both showed the harmony between faith and reason, but above this, they both taught the primacy of love.
1. The rule of St. Benedict says that nothing should take precedence over “the work of God.” What did Benedict mean by “the work of God”?
A. obeying the natural law
B. using one’s talents well
C. solemn worship
D. the work of one’s hands for the glory of God
2. Which day in the order of creation is the Sabbath rest?
3. The catechism speaks of an eighth day. What event marks the eighth day?
A. the crossing of the Red Sea
B. Christ’s resurrection
C. the day of judgment
D. the creation of a new heaven and a new earth
4. This is the fundamental reason for the dignity of man:
A. We can know and love our Creator and share in his life.
B. Through our reason we have dominion over all creatures.
C. We can improve ourselves through invention and reflection.
D. We form societies and develop culture.
5. Being in the image of God means that each individual is not just something, but:
6. God created all the earth for man, and man in turn should do this:
A. enjoy all the good things of the earth
B. renounce all earthly pleasures
C. explore and utilize land and sea
D. offer all back to God
7. St. Paul says that the human race takes its origins from these two men:
A. Adam and Noah
B. Cain and Abel
C. Abraham and Isaac
D. David and Moses
8. This pope in the encyclical “Sumie Pontificatus” speaks beautifully of the unity of all men—of the “law of solidarity and charity”:
A. Leo XIII
B. Pius XII
C. Paul VI
D. John Paul I
9. Which of these is a definition of the immortal soul?
A. the moral and emotional center of man
B. the spirit of inspiration in man
C. the origin of our deepest feelings
D. the spiritual principle in man
10. How are we to regard the body?
A. Each of us should despise our bodily life.
B. We should be very mindful of fads in hair, clothing and cosmetics so that our appearance is always trendy and fashionable.
C. We are to regard the body as good and hold it in honor.
D. We should take our inspiration from I Tim 4:8—“Physical exercise profiteth little”—and resign ourselves to the couch.
Next week’s quiz covers catechism Nos. 365-384.
ANSWERS: 1. C, 2. D, 3. B, 4. A, 5. C, 6. D, 7. E (Adam and Christ), 8. B, 9. D, 10. C