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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. Why does Anselm respond the way he does in the answer to number 56?
(a) These properties are only representations of Him to us, and not the whole being.
(b) These properties are representations of God, at the least and should be tested.
(c) These properties are a part of God, therefore, they can explain who He is.
(d) These properties are a part of God, as well as representations of God, so he is not sure if this is enough.

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

3. Anselm begins the Proslogium in the preface by stating his dissatisfaction with _______________ and his rationale for writing the Proslogium.
(a) The Monologium.
(b) The Triologium.
(c) The Duologium.
(d) The Proslogium.

4. 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) "Born."
(b) "Begotten."
(c) "Killed."
(d) "Ridiculed."

5. What does this Word help to "express" or create?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Some things.
(c) The world.
(d) Many thing.s

Short Answer Questions

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

2. God exists in every place and time. Can he also exist in neither any place nor any time?

3. All things live through whom?

4. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?

5. Chapter one transitions into an exhortation to believers and what prayer to God?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Anselm begin the Proslogium?

3. What challenge is raised in Chapter 16 of the Monologium?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?

10. What does Chapter 5 argue?

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