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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. Could God have been brought into existence by anything else?
(a) No.
(b) Maybe.
(c) Yes.
(d) Most likely.

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

3. What is the only method of creating the world?
(a) Through the Word.
(b) Through evolution.
(c) Slowly.
(d) Quickly.

4. Chapters one and two _____________ the ontological argument.
(a) Consider.
(b) Confuse.
(c) Explain.
(d) Prefigure.

5. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.
(a) Read.
(b) Believe.
(c) Hear.
(d) Understand.

Short Answer Questions

1. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?

2. The Monologium is ______________ than the Proslogium.

3. Chapter two points out that only who would not believe in God?

4. Chapter five argues that this being must exist through what?

5. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the only absolutely true thing that can be said about God? What might this mean?

3. What does Anselm say about the two types of conceivability?

4. What is known about each human soul?

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

6. How does Anselm dispute Gaunilo's island example?

7. To what is God identical?

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

9. What does Gaunilo submit?

10. How is the Greatest Conceivable Island compared to God?

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