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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The mind is a phenomenon of the human being that can be ___________ separated and retain function.
(a) Slightly.
(b) Mostly.
(c) Partially.
(d) Entirely.

2. Which of these men of Athens is the youngest?
(a) Plato.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Diogenes.

3. Aquinas shows that his ideas can be _____.
(a) Unreasonable.
(b) Odd.
(c) Wrong.
(d) Formed.

4. The sixth article takes up the matter of the puzzle of whether the human soul is ________________.
(a) Real or imagined.
(b) Corruptible or incorruptible.
(c) A part of the mind or body.
(d) Real or abstract.

5. What is the reason why God has no name, or is said to be above being named?
(a) His essence is above all that we understand about God and signify in words.
(b) He has many names.
(c) He does not like being named.
(d) He is an abstract concept.

Short Answer Questions

1. Aquinas then broaches the matter of what substances?

2. Aquinas supports God as self-evident but again shows his existence through _________________.

3. Is God omnipotent?

4. Aquinas did not have the advantage of what?

5. What location of truth does the author question?

Short Essay Questions

1. What might someone who is not specially educated in the areas of philosophy and theology think of this book?

2. When Aquinas turns to the debate format, what does he assume? What are the consequences of this?

3. Who writes the introduction? What is assumed by the translation of this book?

4. How does Aquinas' education benefit him?

5. What does Aquinas say about whether there is will in God?

6. The sixth article takes up the matter of the puzzle of whether the human soul is corruptible or incorruptible. What does Aquinas say about this?

7. What does Aquinas say about the First Article: Whether a Name Can be Given to God?

8. What is a Thomist?

9. Describe the format of this book.

10. What do many of the questions and answers Aquinas discusses reveal about him?

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