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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?
(a) The object which is better to stand out.
(b) Our common sense to distinguish which is better.
(c) Some standard or ideal to distinguish which is better.
(d) Someone to tell us which is better.

3. This being exists in the ________ sense.
(a) Minimal.
(b) Common.
(c) Maximal.
(d) Sixth.

4. Some being had to __________ being.
(a) Hope for.
(b) Originate.
(c) Evolve into.
(d) Change into another.

5. Why can we as humans not win back our salvation?
(a) We are too weak.
(b) We do not want our salvation.
(c) We are so corrupt.
(d) We do not deserve salvation.

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

7. Chapter thirty argues that the expression of God consists of only one what?
(a) Sound.
(b) Word.
(c) Phrase.
(d) Thought.

8. Why does Anselm respond the way he does in the answer to number 56?
(a) These properties are a part of God, as well as representations of God, so he is not sure if this is enough.
(b) These properties are only representations of Him to us, and not the whole being.
(c) These properties are representations of God, at the least and should be tested.
(d) These properties are a part of God, therefore, they can explain who He is.

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

10. The Monologium is ______________ than the Proslogium.
(a) Much more interesting.
(b) Much longer.
(c) Much more tedious.
(d) Much shorter.

11. 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.

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

13. What does this Word help to "express" or create?
(a) Some things.
(b) Many thing.s
(c) The world.
(d) Nothing.

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

15. God is identical with what?
(a) His own life.
(b) Man.
(c) Justice.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why must God exist?

3. Can two objects both possess goodness, but to differing degrees?

4. In chapter forty-one we discover that God "begets" in the most perfect and true way but is also __________ in the most perfect and true way.

5. Is this "Word" the same substance as Himself?

(see the answer keys)

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