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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. In chapter forty-one we discover that God "begets" in the most perfect and true way but is also __________ in the most perfect and true way.
(a) "Ridiculed."
(b) "Born."
(c) "Begotten."
(d) "Killed."

2. This ideal of goodness must be ____________ goodness.
(a) Strong.
(b) Very good.
(c) Perfect.
(d) Mighty.

3. Chapter two points out that only who would not believe in God?
(a) Fallen angels.
(b) Satan.
(c) The smart.
(d) A fool.

4. Chapter seventeen reiterates what about God?
(a) His love.
(b) His justice.
(c) His understanding.
(d) His simplicity.

5. God and His idea of Himself exist as what?
(a) A few substances.
(b) No substances.
(c) One substance.
(d) Many substances.

Short Answer Questions

1. This being is the best of all beings for what reason?

2. We cannot even do what without His help?

3. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from whom?

4. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God"follows what Gospel?

5. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.

Short Essay Questions

1. How and why does God lack feelings of emotions? Of what else is he also incapable?

2. What does Chapter 3 of the Proslogium make?

3. What does Anselm say in Chapter 1?

4. What is the "Word?" How does Anselm come to explain this?

5. Can God, according to Anselm, create from nothing?

6. What set of problems does Chapter 9 of the Proslogium introduced? How does Chapter 10 add to this?

7. What does Anselm say about the essence of both Father and Son?

8. How is Chapter 4 connected to Chapters 1 and 2?

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

10. What does Anselm say about God's eternality and omnipresence?

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