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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. Anselm knows what he believes, but he also wants to know what?
(a) Why it is true.
(b) Whether he should believe it.
(c) What he does not believe.
(d) Why he believes it.

2. To be God is to be what?
(a) Cool.
(b) The leader of the gods.
(c) The only god.
(d) The thing that has no equal and no superior.

3. This _________ contains all ideals; this being is God.
(a) Thought.
(b) Ideal.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Hope.

4. He exclaims that the mind was created to do what?
(a) Doubt.
(b) Contemplate God and focus on Him alone.
(c) Sin.
(d) Be creative.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Men should not expect to understand Him until he has lived with his belief for how long?

2. The expression of God is identical with _______.

3. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that God is not only omnipotent but incapable of certain things. What can He not do?

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

5. The existence of everything else is caused to be by what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Chapter 3 of the Proslogium make?

3. Give an example showing why God must exist.

4. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?

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

6. What does Anselm say about God's properties as Father and Son?

7. What do Chapters 1 through 6 describe?

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

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

10. What does Chapter 6 maintain?

(see the answer keys)

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