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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Can two objects both possess goodness, but to differing degrees?
(a) Yes.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) Maybe.
(d) No.

2. Why does Anselm respond the way he does in the answer to number 56?
(a) These properties are only representations of Him to us, and not the whole being.
(b) These properties are a part of God, as well as representations of God, so he is not sure if this is enough.
(c) These properties are a part of God, therefore, they can explain who He is.
(d) These properties are representations of God, at the least and should be tested.

3. God is best understood as existing every "where" rather than in every _________.
(a) Thing.
(b) One.
(c) Place.
(d) Word.

4. What must exist to make choices between two or more things?
(a) Thought.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Goodness.
(d) An ideal.

5. We can only ascribe certain properties to God within what?
(a) His understanding.
(b) Reason.
(c) Our understanding.
(d) The Bible.

Short Answer Questions

1. God must create from what?

2. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from whom?

3. There must exist a being that is what?

4. God is identical with what?

5. The expression of God is identical with _______.

(see the answer key)

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