images from ms. of De civitate Dei

Week 6: Augustinus: De civitate dei.

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Reading Quiz

The English reading comprehension quiz involves a series of true / false questions (log in to Blackboard to take the quiz). You can take the online quiz as often as you want; the computer will record your most recent score. The quiz will be available until Thursday midnight.

  1. God sent many prophets and angels to advise Numa.
  2. Numa used divination in order to establish the rules of Roman religion.
  3. According to Varro, Numa learned his magic from the priests of Egypt.
  4. Pythagoras used divination to communicate with dead spirits.
  5. There are supposedly people without heads who have eyes on their shoulders.
  6. The Sciopod people supposedly have feet where their hands should be.
  7. In Augustine's lifetime, a man was born who was a snake from the waist down.
  8. Augustine believes that women will be resurrected in female bodies.
  9. The creation of Eve from Adam prefigured the creation of the Church from Christ.
  10. Blood and tears flowed from the body of Christ on the cross.

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