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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapters one and two _____________ the ontological argument.
(a) Confuse.
(b) Prefigure.
(c) Explain.
(d) Consider.

2. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that God is not only omnipotent but incapable of certain things. What can He not do?
(a) He cannot care about others and He cannot hear our pleas.
(b) He cannot be tricked by evil and He cannot have complete power.
(c) He cannot force us to believe and He cannot bend our wills.
(d) He cannot do evil and He cannot fail to have maximal power.

3. We cannot even do what without His help?
(a) Make choices.
(b) Sin.
(c) Be influenced.
(d) Seek God.

4. Should the believer, once God has rescued him, question his belief?
(a) Often.
(b) Yes.
(c) Sometimes.
(d) No.

5. Could God have been brought into existence by anything else?
(a) Yes.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Most likely.

Short Answer Questions

1. Does God derive His existence through nothing?

2. The existence of everything else is caused to be by what?

3. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.

4. Anselm believes that his project of proving God's existence is a case of "________ seeking understanding."

5. Chapters one and two argue that a being which is "best, and greatest and highest of all existing beings" _________ exist.

(see the answer key)

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