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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Monologium, Chapters LXIV - LXXIX.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the only absolutely true thing that can be said of God?
(a) He is what He is.
(b) Everyone believes He exists.
(c) He is the only God.
(d) He can be understood.

2. He exclaims that the mind was created to do what?
(a) Doubt.
(b) Be creative.
(c) Sin.
(d) Contemplate God and focus on Him alone.

3. Chapter eight explains how God can be compassionate but also lack what?
(a) The feeling of compassion.
(b) Love.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Justice.

4. God must create from what?
(a) Few things.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Some things.
(d) Everything.

5. God is defined as the being "than which ______________ can be conceived."
(a) Everything greater.
(b) Nothing greater.
(c) Everything lesser.
(d) Nothing lesser.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some being had to __________ being.

2. God's compassion and justice are compatible because through __________________, God will make the wicked good and thus worthy of forgiveness.

3. The rational mind is the closest method of approaching who or what?

4. We should believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the same way, ________________.

5. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?

(see the answer key)

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