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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?
(a) Why it is true.
(b) Whether he should believe it.
(c) What he does not believe.
(d) Why he believes it.

2. Does God have beginning and/or end?
(a) Sometimes.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Only at first.

3. Humans were created primarily to do what?
(a) Play.
(b) Relax.
(c) See God.
(d) Exist.

4. The _______________ of dignity and existence of all things comes in degrees.
(a) Need.
(b) Sense.
(c) Equality.
(d) Inequality.

5. Chapter five argues that this being must exist through what?
(a) Human beings.
(b) Gods and men.
(c) Itself.
(d) Others.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter sixteen raises a challenge: since God is equivalent to all his properties, can't we understand God when we understand these properties? How does Anselm respond?

2. What is the only absolutely true thing that can be said of God?

3. God is identical with what?

4. Chapter thirty argues that the expression of God consists of only one what?

5. Can created substances be accurately compared to Him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Anselm explain that God creates from nothing but that everything, in a sense, already exists?

2. What does Anselm say about existence and the creation of beings?

3. What does Chapter 3 of the Proslogium make?

4. How does Anselm begin the Proslogium?

5. What does Chapter 6 maintain?

6. What does Chapter 15 argue?

7. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?

8. How is God a substance? What does Anselm have to say about God as a substance?

9. How is God a substance and also transcends substance?

10. How are Chapters 1 and 2 prefigure the ontological argument and also are importantly different?

(see the answer keys)

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