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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Chapter two has Boso argue that while belief by faith must ___________ belief due to reason, faith should still seek understanding.
(a) Be more important.
(b) Precede.
(c) Succeed.
(d) Occur at the same time as.

4. We should believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the same way, ________________.
(a) Each in a unique way.
(b) Each as one.
(c) Each apart from one another and each as one.
(d) Each apart from one another.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. From where does God's compulsion come to complete his original plan?
(a) Jesus.
(b) Satan.
(c) His nature.
(d) Man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Cur Deus Homo written?

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

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

4. Does Christ die because of a debt He has incurred?

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

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