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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Chapter thirty argues that the expression of God consists of only one what?
(a) Word.
(b) Sound.
(c) Thought.
(d) Phrase.

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

3. Chapter sixteen raises a challenge: since God is equivalent to all his properties, can't we understand God when we understand these properties? How does Anselm respond?
(a) He denies this to be true.
(b) He believes this to be true.
(c) He is not sure if this is true.
(d) He will test this to see if it is true.

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

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

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

7. Men should not expect to understand Him until he has lived with his belief for how long?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) A short time.
(c) Some time.
(d) A lifetime.

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

9. The expression of God is identical with _______.
(a) Satan.
(b) Man.
(c) God.
(d) Angels.

10. Will anything exist before or after Him?
(a) Probably.
(b) Maybe.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

11. "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 Matthew.
(c) The Gospel of Mark.
(d) The Gospel of Luke.

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

13. Chapters one through six describe the relationship of God to what?
(a) His angels.
(b) His existence.
(c) Man.
(d) Satan.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from whom?

2. Why must the answer to number 35 exist?

3. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.

4. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?

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

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