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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. Anselm argues that human salvation follows from Christ's death by what?
(a) Faith in His death for humanity's sins.
(b) Hope for His resurrection.
(c) Faith in His resurrection.
(d) Fear in one's own death.

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

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

4. What must He be in order to atone for men as a species?
(a) An angel.
(b) A man.
(c) A saint.
(d) A God.

5. On Gaunilo's view, why does the argument fail?
(a) Anselm believes he is always right.
(b) It confuses what exists in the understanding with what exists in reality.
(c) It is not supported by the Bible.
(d) It does not make sense.

6. There is no contradiction between any two statements about the Trinity; thus, we can understand how it is what?
(a) Not false.
(b) Insane.
(c) Odd.
(d) False.

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

8. He must be born of a woman. Why?
(a) So others would trust Him.
(b) So he could be on earth, first, as a baby.
(c) So God would know what it was like to have a son.
(d) Otherwise, He would be disconnected from a human lineage.

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

10. What document is by Gaunilo?
(a) The greatest conceivable island.
(b) Only Fools Rush In.
(c) In Behalf of the Fool.
(d) Jesus, the Island.

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

12. Chapters one, two and three explain that man was initially made holy so that he could do what?
(a) Fear God.
(b) Have fun.
(c) Serve God.
(d) Enjoy God.

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

14. Anselm turns to argue that one should believe what?
(a) Some of what he has already discussed.
(b) What one wants to believe.
(c) The facts he has already discussed.
(d) Nothing.

15. Chapters six and seven argue that only who can make atonement?
(a) A being that is simultaneously God and angel.
(b) Man.
(c) A being that is simultaneously God and man.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

1. Christ is limited in power and knowledge in His human nature, as we are, but why is He not miserable?

2. What is the document by Anselm?

3. How is Cur Deus Homo written?

4. What is a being with all of God's properties missing?

5. What is the purpose of Gaunilo's piece?

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