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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. Is this word like the name of created beings?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Most likely.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

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

3. Chapter forty-nine begins the explanation of the third element of the Trinity. What is this third element?
(a) The angels.
(b) Man.
(c) The Holy Spirit.
(d) Jesus Christ.

4. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. God is not just with respect to _______. He is just to Himself because He does what is perfectly good.

2. Chapter two points out that only who would not believe in God?

3. God must create from what?

4. God has how many ultimate descriptions?

5. Anselm argues that the Word "derives" existence from God through His birth, but not His __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chapter 3 of the Proslogium make?

2. What does Anselm say about God's eternality and omnipresence?

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

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

5. What does Chapter 6 maintain?

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

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

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

9. What does Chapter 15 argue?

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

(see the answer keys)

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