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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. We should believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the same way, ________________.
(a) Each apart from one another and each as one.
(b) Each as one.
(c) Each apart from one another.
(d) Each in a unique way.

2. The rational mind is the closest method of approaching who or what?
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Nirvana.
(c) God.
(d) Mankind.

3. Infidels argue that Christ's condescension to not only become man but to act as he did was what?
(a) Surprising.
(b) Exciting.
(c) Improper.
(d) Unusual.

4. Man would never have ________ unless he sinned.
(a) Fear.
(b) Died.
(c) Love.
(d) Anger.

5. What is the purpose of Gaunilo's piece?
(a) To have Anselm clarify his beliefs.
(b) To complain.
(c) To question God.
(d) To critique Anselm's beliefs.

6. The island Gaunilo describes is greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save what?
(a) Existence.
(b) Love.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Faith.

7. The incarnation is the method of God expressing divine ______________.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Peace.
(c) Hope.
(d) Compassion.

8. They say that Christians do injustice to God by claiming what?
(a) He was born a man.
(b) He had a son.
(c) He was born of a virgin.
(d) He died.

9. The Appendix of Anselm: Basic Writings contains how many documents?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

10. Can we truly understand the nature of the Trinity?
(a) Yes.
(b) More than likely.
(c) Possibly.
(d) No.

11. How is atonement possible?
(a) Through God's mercy.
(b) Through prayer.
(c) Through good works.
(d) Through apologies.

12. What compels God to complete His original plan?
(a) His goodness.
(b) His anger towards man.
(c) His embarrassment.
(d) His trust in Himself.

13. How is Cur Deus Homo written?
(a) As a dialogue.
(b) As an extended argument.
(c) As a play.
(d) As a poem.

14. Should we believe in the Trinity?
(a) Maybe.
(b) No.
(c) Only after one gains understanding.
(d) Yes.

15. How is "Cur Deus Homo" translated?
(a) "Why God Became Man."
(b) "When Will God Become Man?"
(c) "Who is God?"
(d) "How God Became Man."

Short Answer Questions

1. Anselm turns to argue that one should believe what?

2. Chapter one informs the reader that Christians have been ridiculed for their theory of the atonement, particularly for what idea?

3. Chapters four and five argue that God must complete His original plan to do what?

4. Chapters one, two and three explain that man was initially made holy so that he could do what?

5. Does Gaunilo believe Anselm's Ontological Argument to be correct?

(see the answer keys)

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