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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. And any soul that hates God will be __________ for all of time.
(a) Powerful.
(b) Miserable.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Righteous.

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

3. Who can be perfectly good and make up an infinite debt?
(a) Angels.
(b) God.
(c) Man.
(d) Saints.

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

5. What is Boso's role?
(a) He is Anselm's ally.
(b) He challenges all of Anselm's theories.
(c) He challenges Anselm's theory of atonement.
(d) He contradicts all that Anselm believes.

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

7. Chapter five maintains that only God could redeem humanity. Why?
(a) Humans are not interested in redemption.
(b) He knows how He wants His creation redeemed.
(c) Human sin is too serious for any human to do it.
(d) It would take too long for humanity to give up sin.

8. The second book shows how Jesus could do what?
(a) Fish.
(b) Make satisfaction for the sins of humanity.
(c) Raise the dead.
(d) Walk on water.

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

10. God would not be good if He did not at least try to do what?
(a) Understand humanity.
(b) Be fair.
(c) Save His Son.
(d) Reconcile humanity to Himself.

11. When men are resurrected, will they have the same bodies they had in this world?
(a) No.
(b) Probably not.
(c) Yes.
(d) Maybe.

12. Why does God do what He does in the answer to number 99?
(a) He hates to see us in pain.
(b) He is blessed all the more.
(c) He loves making people.
(d) He is happy.

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

14. 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 enjoyment of Him.
(c) Bring about man's ability to serve Him.
(d) Show man how to fear Him.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Cur Deus Homo written?

2. Why is this island greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save the answer to number 158?

3. What must He be in order to atone for men as a species?

4. Chapter two has Boso argue that while belief by faith must ___________ belief due to reason, faith should still seek understanding.

5. Is Anselm's task of defending the Christian faith complete?

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