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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Does God derive His existence through nothing?
(a) Most likely.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

3. This being is the best of all beings for what reason?
(a) It is the source of all being.
(b) It is the smartest of all beings.
(c) It is the best of all beings.
(d) It is the most compassionate of all beings.

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

5. We can understand aspects of Him, but we cannot do what?
(a) Listen to Him.
(b) Make connections between those aspects.
(c) Love aspects of Him.
(d) Understand Him in his totality.

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

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

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

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

10. What does the answer to number 86 follow?
(a) The Lord's Prayer.
(b) The Nicene Creed.
(c) The Apostles' Creed.
(d) The Ten Commandments.

11. Why must God exist?
(a) We would not exist without Him.
(b) To say He does not exist is blasphemous.
(c) The world would fall apart without Him.
(d) He is the standard by which all other things are judged.

12. There must exist a being that is what?
(a) The source of all existence.
(b) Created.
(c) Kind.
(d) Good.

13. As what does the Word exist?
(a) Nothing.
(b) An idea.
(c) A place.
(d) A thing.

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

15. The first man, Adam, discarded a state of unity with God which was __________ to keep.
(a) Easy.
(b) Unimportant.
(c) Somewhat difficult.
(d) Hard.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. God's compassion and justice are compatible because through __________________, God will make the wicked good and thus worthy of forgiveness.

3. The expression of God is identical with _______.

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

5. What is the only method of creating the world?

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