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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. How is man alienated from God?
(a) By his ignorance.
(b) By his fear.
(c) By his hate.
(d) By his sin.

2. 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) Enjoy God.
(d) Serve God.

3. The rational mind is the "mirror and image" of what?
(a) Oneself.
(b) The saints.
(c) All of Creation.
(d) Him.

4. Why was Cur Deus Homo written?
(a) To support the Proslogium.
(b) To support the Monologium.
(c) To answer one question.
(d) To answer various questions.

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

6. How is Cur Deus Homo written?
(a) As an extended argument.
(b) As a poem.
(c) As a play.
(d) As a dialogue.

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

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

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

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

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

12. Chapters three through eight discuss the ___________ of the "infidels" to the theory of the atonement.
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Thoughts.
(d) Objections.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. God is greater than what?

3. God can be properly called what, in regards to the Trinity?

4. Anselm turns to argue that one should believe what?

5. There is no contradiction between any two statements about the Trinity; thus, we can understand how it is what?

(see the answer keys)

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