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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 no ___________________.
(a) Beginning or end.
(b) Feelings.
(c) End.
(d) Beginning.

2. We can only ascribe certain properties to God within what?
(a) Reason.
(b) Our understanding.
(c) His understanding.
(d) The Bible.

3. In chapter fourteen, Anselm follows up by arguing that God can be seen but also not seen by who?
(a) All of mankind.
(b) The angels.
(c) Those who follow and seek Him.
(d) The devil.

4. How is the answer to number 59 stated in the Old Testament?
(a) I AM UNDERSTANDING.
(b) I AM WHO I AM.
(c) I AM THE ONLY GOD.
(d) I AM BELIEVED BY ALL.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what is this Word?

2. To be God is to be what?

3. God is identical with what?

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

5. Chapter eight explains how God can be compassionate but also lack what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Chapter 6 maintain?

2. What is learned about the Holy Spirit?

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

4. How does Anselm begin the Proslogium?

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

6. What does Anselm say in Chapter 1?

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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