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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. This ideal of goodness must be ____________ goodness.
(a) Very good.
(b) Perfect.
(c) Strong.
(d) Mighty.

2. Chapter sixteen raises a challenge: since God is equivalent to all his properties, can't we understand God when we understand these properties? How does Anselm respond?
(a) He believes this to be true.
(b) He denies this to be true.
(c) He will test this to see if it is true.
(d) He is not sure if this is true.

3. The _______________ of dignity and existence of all things comes in degrees.
(a) Inequality.
(b) Need.
(c) Equality.
(d) Sense.

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

5. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.
(a) Believe.
(b) Read.
(c) Understand.
(d) Hear.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?

4. Chapters eighteen through twenty-four describe God's what?

5. Anselm argues that the argument in number 47 is what?

(see the answer key)

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