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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. This being exists in the ________ sense.
(a) Common.
(b) Minimal.
(c) Maximal.
(d) Sixth.

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

5. Anselm believes that his project of proving God's existence is a case of "________ seeking understanding."
(a) The unsure.
(b) Faith.
(c) Despair.
(d) Disbelief.

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

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

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

9. All beings others than God exist through whom?
(a) Man.
(b) Satan.
(c) God.
(d) Other gods.

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

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

12. The _______________ of dignity and existence of all things comes in degrees.
(a) Equality.
(b) Inequality.
(c) Need.
(d) Sense.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. God and His Word bear the same relationship to all creation. Do they sustain these relations separately?

2. Chapters one through six describe the relationship of God to what?

3. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?

4. This being is the best of all beings for what reason?

5. To be God is to be what?

(see the answer keys)

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