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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who or what is this Word?
(a) All of Creation.
(b) Jesus Christ.
(c) Man.
(d) Adam.

2. God is defined as the being "than which ______________ can be conceived."
(a) Everything greater.
(b) Nothing lesser.
(c) Nothing greater.
(d) Everything lesser.

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

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

5. God and His Word bear the same relationship to all creation. Do they sustain these relations separately?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Probably.
(d) Maybe.

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

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

8. Chapter seventeen reiterates what about God?
(a) His justice.
(b) His simplicity.
(c) His understanding.
(d) His love.

9. God exists in every place and time. Can he also exist in neither any place nor any time?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Most likely.
(d) Maybe.

10. Acquiring accidents is a process of ___________.
(a) Mistake.
(b) Habit.
(c) Learning.
(d) Change.

11. Anselm argues that the argument in number 47 is what?
(a) Wrong.
(b) Conceivable.
(c) Inconceivable.
(d) Insane.

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

13. God and His idea of Himself exist as what?
(a) No substances.
(b) Many substances.
(c) One substance.
(d) A few substances.

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

15. What is the only method of creating the world?
(a) Through evolution.
(b) Quickly.
(c) Through the Word.
(d) Slowly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Could God have been brought into existence by anything else?

2. This ideal of goodness must be ____________ goodness.

3. Does God have beginning and/or end?

4. What does this Word help to "express" or create?

5. Is this word like the name of created beings?

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