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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Chapter thirty-six explains that God creates and knows His creation in what kind of manner?
(a) An incomprehensible manner.
(b) An unusual manner.
(c) A distant manner.
(d) A comprehensible manner.

3. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from whom?
(a) God.
(b) Satan.
(c) Other gods.
(d) Man.

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

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

6. All things live through whom?
(a) God.
(b) Satan.
(c) Angels.
(d) Man.

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

8. Chapter five argues that this being must exist through what?
(a) Human beings.
(b) Gods and men.
(c) Itself.
(d) Others.

9. God's idea of Himself is equivalent to what?
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Himself.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Oneself.

10. 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) All of mankind.
(c) The devil.
(d) The angels.

11. Chapter two points out that only who would not believe in God?
(a) A fool.
(b) Satan.
(c) Fallen angels.
(d) The smart.

12. This _________ contains all ideals; this being is God.
(a) Prayer.
(b) Thought.
(c) Hope.
(d) Ideal.

13. 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) Hear.
(d) Understand.

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

15. 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 God would not hear our call for help.
(d) Otherwise we could not understand goodness.

Short Answer Questions

1. We can understand aspects of Him, but we cannot do what?

2. The expression of God is identical with _______.

3. God is best understood as existing every "where" rather than in every _________.

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. God and His idea of Himself exist as what?

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