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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who or what is this Word?
(a) Adam.
(b) All of Creation.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) Man.

3. Does God have beginning and/or end?
(a) No.
(b) Only at first.
(c) Yes.
(d) Sometimes.

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

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

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

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

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

9. God's conception of Himself and His relation to the world is The Word that has always existed where?
(a) With Him.
(b) Near Him.
(c) In front of Him.
(d) Far from Him.

10. God's compassion and justice are compatible because through __________________, God will make the wicked good and thus worthy of forgiveness.
(a) Atonement.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Death.
(d) The Eucarist.

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

12. Can two objects both possess goodness, but to differing degrees?
(a) Yes.
(b) Sometimes.
(c) No.
(d) Maybe.

13. Anselm believes that his project of proving God's existence is a case of "________ seeking understanding."
(a) The unsure.
(b) Disbelief.
(c) Faith.
(d) Despair.

14. 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) Jesus Christ.
(d) Man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. God's idea of Himself is equivalent to what?

2. Chapter seventeen reiterates what about God?

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

4. The existence of everything else is caused to be by what?

5. How does God exist?

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