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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the only method of creating the world?
(a) Quickly.
(b) Through evolution.
(c) Through the Word.
(d) Slowly.

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

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

4. 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 angels.
(d) The devil.

5. Chapter eight explains how God can be compassionate but also lack what?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Justice.
(c) The feeling of compassion.
(d) Love.

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

7. To be God is to be what?
(a) Cool.
(b) The only god.
(c) The leader of the gods.
(d) The thing that has no equal and no superior.

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

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

10. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God"follows what Gospel?
(a) The Gospel of John.
(b) The Gospel of Luke.
(c) The Gospel of Mark.
(d) The Gospel of Matthew.

11. Is God properly listed among common substances?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Probably.

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

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

14. God and His idea of Himself exist as what?
(a) Many substances.
(b) No substances.
(c) A few substances.
(d) One substance.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Will anything exist before or after Him?

2. Chapter two points out that only who would not believe in God?

3. There must exist a being that is what?

4. The expression of God is identical with _______.

5. Chapter forty-nine begins the explanation of the third element of the Trinity. What is this third element?

(see the answer keys)

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