Benedict Option Candidate Test

This is a short quiz designed to gauge how prepared you are to live life in a Benedict Option community. Please answer all questions honestly and to the best of your ability!

Why do you like the idea of a BenOp community? What do you hope to gain from it? What do you bring to the table? All of these things will factor in to your result.

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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. Which option best describes your occupation?
Farming/fishing/food production
Construction/engineering/skilled technician
Manufactured/artisanal goods production
Portable income
4. What is your vocation?
Priesthood/religious life
I have not chosen a vocation but I feel called to married life.
I have not chosen a vocation but I feel called to the priesthood/religious life
5. Do you have children?
No, but I hope to have children in the future.
No, and I do not anticipate having children in the future.
6. What, in your opinion, is the principle purpose of a Benedict Option community?
To serve as an escape from the secular world.
To preserve and foster Catholic culture in a time and place where society is growing increasingly hostile towards the Church.
To protect and raise our families in the faith.
To serve as a stronghold where Catholics can find refuge and renewal, then sally forth into the wider world with renewed vigor.
To recreate a simpler, better time.
7. What relationship, in your opinion, should a Benedict Option community cultivate with modern technology?
Technology is great, if used appropriately. No limitations should exist; we're not Amish.
I personally would prefer to live as simply as possible, but I can see why some might need/want more.
The community should strive as a whole to live as simply as possible, to eliminate distractions and to foster sustainability.
8. What would education look like in an ideal Benedict Option community?
Families should send their kids to the best schools in the area, whatever that may be.
The community should try to establish schools which foster scholastic vigor and thoughtful, informed faith.
Homeschooling should be the go-to method.
Apprenticeships and trade schools for most, and send the more scholarly ones off to a good Catholic college later.
9. What economic system, in your opinion, should a Benedict Option community try to emulate?
Don't know/no opinion
10. What option best describes your ideal community?
A tiny, remote hamlet or farming town.
A small to midsize town with some central development but lots of rural area too.
A large town with a roughly even mix of urban and rural.
A small city, well-developed but with some open country near the outskirts.
A large city, mostly if not entirely urban in nature.
11. At the moment, how feasibe is it for you to relocate?
I can relocate easily.
I can relocate, but with some difficulty.
I can relocate if necessary, but I would prefer not to.
It would be somewhat difficult for me to relocate.
It would be extremely difficult for me to relocate.
12. In your opinion, to what extent should a Benedict Option community interact with the outside world?
Only when absolutely necessary, if at all.
Trade and travel are good, but we must be wary of becoming too reliant on others.
"Outside world"? No such thing. We're in the world, and we must face that.

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