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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. Chapters one through six describe the relationship of God to what?
(a) His angels.
(b) Man.
(c) Satan.
(d) His existence.

2. Why must the answer to number 35 exist?
(a) Otherwise God would not hear our call for help.
(b) Otherwise all things would be good.
(c) Otherwise we could not understand goodness.
(d) Otherwise we could not truly say of anything that it is better than another thing.

3. In chapter seven, Anselm argues that all beings other than God derive their nature from whom?
(a) Satan.
(b) God.
(c) Man.
(d) Other gods.

4. This being is the best of all beings for what reason?
(a) It is the most compassionate of all beings.
(b) It is the best of all beings.
(c) It is the source of all being.
(d) It is the smartest of all beings.

5. Can created substances be accurately compared to Him?
(a) Maybe.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Probably.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is the answer to number 33 this type of goodness?

2. We cannot even do what without His help?

3. God is best understood as existing every "where" rather than in every _________.

4. What does the answer to number 86 follow?

5. Does God derive His existence through nothing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Anselm say that only a fool would not believe in God?

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

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

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

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

6. What do Chapters 59 through 63 describe?

7. How does Anselm begin the Proslogium?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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