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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Can multiple persons incarnate as one person?
(a) Yes.
(b) No.
(c) Maybe.
(d) Probably.

2. God possesses ____________, and a being can have all of God's properties but this.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Existence.
(c) Faith.
(d) Love.

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

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

5. Why is this island greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save the answer to number 158?
(a) Island possesses understanding and an Island without understanding does not.
(b) Island possesses faith and an Island without faith does not.
(c) Island possesses love and an Island without love does not.
(d) Island possesses existence and an Island without existence does not.

6. We must be aware that each human soul is ________________ and so will be either completely happy or completely unhappy.
(a) Fragile.
(b) Immortal.
(c) Mortal.
(d) Useless.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

12. How does Gaunilo draw an analogy to God's existence?
(a) Jesus as an island.
(b) With the greatest conceivable island.
(c) With the least conceivable island.
(d) Man, the fool.

13. Chapter one informs the reader that Christians have been ridiculed for their theory of the atonement, particularly for what idea?
(a) That God become man.
(b) That Christ died.
(c) That God is the same as Jesus Christ.
(d) That God would let His Son die.

14. God is greater than what?
(a) A being with all of God's properties save two.
(b) Nothing.
(c) A being with all of God's properties save one.
(d) Most beings.

15. When the soul loves God, He is blessed and God does what?
(a) Returns love to His creatures.
(b) Smiles.
(c) Ends pain.
(d) Makes more humans.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why must the Island have this property?

2. Infidels argue that Christ's condescension to not only become man but to act as he did was what?

3. About what is Boso worried?

4. Gaunilo's argument is that Anselm's Ontological Argument, if correct, proves what?

5. Why was Cur Deus Homo written?

(see the answer keys)

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