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

2. What is the document by Anselm?
(a) His reply to Gaunilo's argument.
(b) The greatest conceivable island.
(c) In Behalf of the Fool.
(d) Jesus, the Island.

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

4. What must we understand?
(a) How God became man and why He had to die.
(b) Why He was born of a virgin and had to die.
(c) Why God became man and why He was resurrected.
(d) How God became man, why He did it and why He had to die and be resurrected.

5. Does Christ die because of a debt He has incurred?
(a) Most likely.
(b) Maybe.
(c) Yes.
(d) No.

6. Does Gaunilo believe Anselm's Ontological Argument to be correct?
(a) Partly.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Mostly.

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

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

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

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

11. What is the reason that the rational mind was created?
(a) So it one can be organized.
(b) So it does not feel emotion.
(c) So it can think through problems.
(d) So that it might love its Creator, God.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter five maintains that only God could redeem humanity. Why?

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

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

4. The island Gaunilo describes is greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save what?

5. How is atonement possible?

(see the answer keys)

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