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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. Men should not expect to understand Him until he has lived with his belief for how long?
(a) A lifetime.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Some time.
(d) A short time.

2. God is identical with what?
(a) Justice.
(b) His own life.
(c) Man.
(d) Love.

3. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.
(a) Us.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Himself.
(d) His angels.

4. When we compare two objects, we must implicitly rely on what?
(a) The object which is better to stand out.
(b) Some standard or ideal to distinguish which is better.
(c) Someone to tell us which is better.
(d) Our common sense to distinguish which is better.

5. Chapters one and two argue that a being which is "best, and greatest and highest of all existing beings" _________ exist.
(a) Could.
(b) Do not.
(c) Might.
(d) Must.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. There must exist a being that is what?

3. God expresses Himself through a "____________ Word."

4. Why must the answer to number 35 exist?

5. Chapter seventeen reiterates what about God?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?

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

3. What does Anselm say in Chapter 1?

4. What do Chapters 59 through 63 describe?

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

6. How does Anselm begin the Proslogium?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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