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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Anselm argues that the argument in number 47 is what?
(a) Wrong.
(b) Inconceivable.
(c) Insane.
(d) Conceivable.

3. God has no ___________________.
(a) Beginning.
(b) Beginning or end.
(c) Feelings.
(d) End.

4. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.
(a) Himself.
(b) Us.
(c) Jesus.
(d) His angels.

5. Chapter seventeen reiterates what about God?
(a) His love.
(b) His understanding.
(c) His simplicity.
(d) His justice.

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

7. We can understand aspects of Him, but we cannot do what?
(a) Understand Him in his totality.
(b) Listen to Him.
(c) Love aspects of Him.
(d) Make connections between those aspects.

8. To be God is to be what?
(a) The thing that has no equal and no superior.
(b) The leader of the gods.
(c) Cool.
(d) The only god.

9. Chapter forty-nine begins the explanation of the third element of the Trinity. What is this third element?
(a) The angels.
(b) The Holy Spirit.
(c) Man.
(d) Jesus Christ.

10. Is this word like the name of created beings?
(a) Yes.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Most likely.

11. 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 is not sure if this is true.
(b) He denies this to be true.
(c) He will test this to see if it is true.
(d) He believes this to be true.

12. Chapter one transitions into an exhortation to believers and what prayer to God?
(a) That he will continue to have faith once he understands.
(b) That many will convert.
(c) That his work will reveal the truth.
(d) That others will believe him.

13. Is this "Word" the same substance as Himself?
(a) Probably.
(b) Yes.
(c) Maybe.
(d) No.

14. Is God properly listed among common substances?
(a) No.
(b) Maybe.
(c) Yes.
(d) Probably.

15. God has how many ultimate descriptions?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. This _________ contains all ideals; this being is God.

2. We cannot even do what without His help?

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

4. The first man, Adam, discarded a state of unity with God which was __________ to keep.

5. Should the believer, once God has rescued him, question his belief?

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