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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Can created substances be accurately compared to Him?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Probably.
(d) Maybe.

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

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

5. God and His Word bear the same relationship to all creation. Do they sustain these relations separately?
(a) Probably.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

6. He exclaims that the mind was created to do what?
(a) Doubt.
(b) Sin.
(c) Be creative.
(d) Contemplate God and focus on Him alone.

7. Anselm argues that the Word "derives" existence from God through His birth, but not His __________.
(a) Life.
(b) Family.
(c) Death.
(d) Creation.

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

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

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

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

12. Humans were created primarily to do what?
(a) Exist.
(b) See God.
(c) Play.
(d) Relax.

13. Chapters one and two argue that a being which is "best, and greatest and highest of all existing beings" _________ exist.
(a) Could.
(b) Might.
(c) Do not.
(d) Must.

14. Does God derive His existence through nothing?
(a) No.
(b) Most likely.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Yes.

15. All beings others than God exist through whom?
(a) God.
(b) Other gods.
(c) Satan.
(d) Man.

Short Answer Questions

1. God is identical with what?

2. God and His idea of Himself exist as what?

3. Chapter thirty-six explains that God creates and knows His creation in what kind of manner?

4. Chapter five argues that this being must exist through what?

5. God expresses Himself through a "____________ Word."

(see the answer keys)

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