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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. God's conception of Himself and His relation to the world is The Word that has always existed where?
(a) Far from Him.
(b) Near Him.
(c) In front of Him.
(d) With Him.

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

3. God is identical with what?
(a) Justice.
(b) Love.
(c) Man.
(d) His own life.

4. Through ________ man suffers in misery.
(a) Fear.
(b) Pain.
(c) Doubt.
(d) Sin.

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

6. 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.

7. Why can we as humans not win back our salvation?
(a) We are too weak.
(b) We are so corrupt.
(c) We do not deserve salvation.
(d) We do not want our salvation.

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

9. We cannot even do what without His help?
(a) Sin.
(b) Be influenced.
(c) Seek God.
(d) Make choices.

10. What must exist to make choices between two or more things?
(a) Thought.
(b) Goodness.
(c) Prayer.
(d) An ideal.

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

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

13. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that God is not only omnipotent but incapable of certain things. What can He not do?
(a) He cannot care about others and He cannot hear our pleas.
(b) He cannot force us to believe and He cannot bend our wills.
(c) He cannot be tricked by evil and He cannot have complete power.
(d) He cannot do evil and He cannot fail to have maximal power.

14. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?
(a) Some standard or ideal to distinguish which is better.
(b) The object which is better to stand out.
(c) Our common sense to distinguish which is better.
(d) Someone to tell us which is better.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. God has how many ultimate descriptions?

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

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

4. All things live through whom?

5. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.

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