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St. Anselm
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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. All beings others than God exist through whom?
(a) Satan.
(b) God.
(c) Man.
(d) Other gods.

2. God exists in every place and time. Can he also exist in neither any place nor any time?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Most likely.
(d) Maybe.

3. There must be an ideal by which to do what?
(a) Understand all things.
(b) Consider.
(c) Compare all things.
(d) Create.

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

5. How is the answer to number 59 stated in the Old Testament?
(b) I AM WHO I AM.

Short Answer Questions

1. Acquiring accidents is a process of ___________.

2. God's compassion and justice are compatible because through __________________, God will make the wicked good and thus worthy of forgiveness.

3. Chapter one transitions into an exhortation to believers and what prayer to God?

4. How does God exist?

5. Chapter thirty argues that the expression of God consists of only one what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What do Chapters 1 through 6 describe?

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

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

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

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

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

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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