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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. The Monologium is ______________ than the Proslogium.
(a) Much shorter.
(b) Much more tedious.
(c) Much more interesting.
(d) Much longer.

2. Why must the answer to number 35 exist?
(a) Otherwise we could not understand goodness.
(b) Otherwise God would not hear our call for help.
(c) Otherwise we could not truly say of anything that it is better than another thing.
(d) Otherwise all things would be good.

3. 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?
(a) He denies this to be true.
(b) He believes this to be true.
(c) He is not sure if this is true.
(d) He will test this to see if it is true.

4. God has no ___________________.
(a) Feelings.
(b) Beginning.
(c) Beginning or end.
(d) End.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what is this Word?

2. God is best understood as existing every "where" rather than in every _________.

3. Humans were created primarily to do what?

4. Acquiring accidents is a process of ___________.

5. Everything God created existed in one sense already. How?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What can be known about the Trinity?

3. What do Chapters 4 and 5 argue?

4. What do Chapters 1 through 6 describe?

5. What does Anselm say about one's ability to conceive?

6. Give an example showing why God must exist.

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

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

9. What do Chapters 59 through 63 describe?

10. What does Chapter 6 maintain?

(see the answer keys)

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