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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. We can only ascribe certain properties to God within what?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Our understanding.
(c) His understanding.
(d) Reason.

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

3. God must create from what?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Everything.
(c) Few things.
(d) Some things.

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

5. God the Father and the Son both possess properties together. Does God also possess separate properties?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Not at first.

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

7. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.
(a) Believe.
(b) Hear.
(c) Understand.
(d) Read.

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

15. Chapters eighteen through twenty-four describe God's what?
(a) Inability to feel compassion.
(b) Love and kindness.
(c) Desire for justice.
(d) Eternality and omnipresence.

Short Answer Questions

1. There must exist a being that is what?

2. Anselm begins the Proslogium in the preface by stating his dissatisfaction with _______________ and his rationale for writing the Proslogium.

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

4. There must be an ideal by which to do what?

5. Does God derive His existence through nothing?

(see the answer keys)

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