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

2. Why must the answer to number 35 exist?
(a) Otherwise we could not understand goodness.
(b) Otherwise we could not truly say of anything that it is better than another thing.
(c) Otherwise God would not hear our call for help.
(d) Otherwise all things would be good.

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

4. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?
(a) What he does not believe.
(b) Whether he should believe it.
(c) Why it is true.
(d) Why he believes it.

5. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?
(a) Those who follow and seek Him.
(b) The angels.
(c) The devil.
(d) All of mankind.

Short Answer Questions

1. Could God have been brought into existence by anything else?

2. Does God derive His existence through nothing?

3. God is defined as the being "than which ______________ can be conceived."

4. This being is the best of all beings for what reason?

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

(see the answer key)

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