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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. God the Father and the Son both possess properties together. Does God also possess separate properties?
(a) Not at first.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

2. 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 will test this to see if it is true.
(b) He believes this to be true.
(c) He is not sure if this is true.
(d) He denies this to be true.

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

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

5. Everything God created existed in one sense already. How?
(a) God experimented prior to creating various beings.
(b) On another planet.
(c) They were ideas in the mind of God.
(d) There were pieces of the creations lying around.

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

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

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

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

10. Does God derive His existence through nothing?
(a) Most likely.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

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

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

13. There must be an ideal by which to do what?
(a) Understand all things.
(b) Consider.
(c) Create.
(d) Compare all things.

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

15. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.
(a) Understand.
(b) Hear.
(c) Read.
(d) Believe.

Short Answer Questions

1. God has no ___________________.

2. Anselm argues that the argument in number 47 is what?

3. Anselm's arguments will be consistent with what?

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

5. Anselm believes that his project of proving God's existence is a case of "________ seeking understanding."

(see the answer keys)

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