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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. God has how many ultimate descriptions?
(a) One.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

2. Anselm argues that the argument in number 47 is what?
(a) Wrong.
(b) Inconceivable.
(c) Conceivable.
(d) Insane.

3. God must create from what?
(a) Everything.
(b) Some things.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Few things.

4. Why can we as humans not win back our salvation?
(a) We do not want our salvation.
(b) We are too weak.
(c) We do not deserve salvation.
(d) We are so corrupt.

5. Anselm argues that the Word "derives" existence from God through His birth, but not His __________.
(a) Family.
(b) Creation.
(c) Life.
(d) Death.

Short Answer Questions

1. Should the believer, once God has rescued him, question his belief?

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

3. Could God have been brought into existence by anything else?

4. How is the answer to number 59 stated in the Old Testament?

5. On Anselm's view, when we do not ______________ the concept of God, only then can we conceive of Him not existing.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Jesus derive existence from God? Why?

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

5. What does Chapter 5 argue?

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

7. Why does Anselm say that only a fool would not believe in God?

8. What do Chapters 1 through 6 describe?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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