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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what is Gaunilo's piece a response?
(a) Anselm's ontological argument in the Monologium.
(b) Anselm's ontological argument in the Greatest Conceivable Island.
(c) Anselm's ontological argument in the Proslogium.
(d) Anselm's ontological argument in the Cur Deus Homo.

2. The soul's efforts must be directed towards what?
(a) Faith.
(b) Fear.
(c) Repentance.
(d) The good.

3. Chapters four and five argue that God must complete His original plan to do what?
(a) Encourage man to have fun.
(b) Bring about man's ability to serve Him.
(c) Show man how to fear Him.
(d) Bring about man's enjoyment of Him.

4. Souls will be awarded according to what?
(a) Revenge.
(b) Hope.
(c) Justice.
(d) Love.

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

6. Chapter nine emphasizes that only who within the Trinity can take on the nature of man?
(a) One of the persons.
(b) All of the persons.
(c) Two of the persons.
(d) None of the persons.

7. Gaunilo's argument is that Anselm's Ontological Argument, if correct, proves what?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Too little.
(c) Too much.
(d) A little.

8. God must exist. Why?
(a) If He did not, we have not purpose for living.
(b) If He did not, He would not be the greatest conceivable being.
(c) If He did not, the world would be in chaos.
(d) If He did not, we would not exist.

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

10. The rational mind is the "mirror and image" of what?
(a) All of Creation.
(b) Oneself.
(c) The saints.
(d) Him.

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

12. He gives the famous counterexample of what?
(a) The greatest conceivable island.
(b) Jesus as an island.
(c) Man, the fool.
(d) The least conceivable island.

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

14. The rational mind is the _________ part of us.
(a) Divine.
(b) Unusual.
(c) Unique.
(d) Dangerous.

15. Can one merely believe?
(a) No, it must be accompanied by the love of God.
(b) Yes.
(c) No, one must read the Bible.
(d) Possibly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Cur Deus Homo written?

2. God would not be good if He did not at least try to do what?

3. God possesses ____________, and a being can have all of God's properties but this.

4. How does Gaunilo draw an analogy to God's existence?

5. From where does God's compulsion come to complete his original plan?

(see the answer keys)

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