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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why is the answer to number 33 this type of goodness?
(a) If it were not, it would not be an ideal.
(b) If it were not, it would be ideal.
(c) Only some things can be good.
(d) Only one type of goodness exists.

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

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

5. Humans were created primarily to do what?
(a) Play.
(b) Exist.
(c) Relax.
(d) See God.

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

7. Is this word like the name of created beings?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Most likely.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

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

10. 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.

11. 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) Far from Him.
(d) In front of Him.

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

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

14. Anselm begins the Proslogium in the preface by stating his dissatisfaction with _______________ and his rationale for writing the Proslogium.
(a) The Duologium.
(b) The Monologium.
(c) The Proslogium.
(d) The Triologium.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. God the Father and the Son both possess properties together. Does God also possess separate properties?

2. Does God derive His existence through nothing?

3. Can created substances be accurately compared to Him?

4. Who or what is this Word?

5. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?

(see the answer keys)

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