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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 is identical with what?
(a) Man.
(b) Justice.
(c) Love.
(d) His own life.

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

3. We cannot even do what without His help?
(a) Be influenced.
(b) Sin.
(c) Make choices.
(d) Seek God.

4. God is defined as the being "than which ______________ can be conceived."
(a) Nothing greater.
(b) Everything greater.
(c) Nothing lesser.
(d) Everything lesser.

5. God's conception of Himself and His relation to the world is The Word that has always existed where?
(a) In front of Him.
(b) Near Him.
(c) With Him.
(d) Far from Him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Humans were created primarily to do what?

3. All things live through whom?

4. Why does Anselm respond the way he does in the answer to number 56?

5. God has how many ultimate descriptions?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Chapters 1 through 6 describe?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What does Anselm say about the essence of both Father and Son?

8. What set of problems does Chapter 9 of the Proslogium introduced? How does Chapter 10 add to this?

9. What do Chapters 59 through 63 describe?

10. What do Chapters 3 and 4 argue?

(see the answer keys)

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