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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. Infidels argue that Christ's condescension to not only become man but to act as he did was what?
(a) Exciting.
(b) Surprising.
(c) Unusual.
(d) Improper.

2. What compels God to complete His original plan?
(a) His embarrassment.
(b) His trust in Himself.
(c) His goodness.
(d) His anger towards man.

3. What document is by Gaunilo?
(a) Jesus, the Island.
(b) Only Fools Rush In.
(c) The greatest conceivable island.
(d) In Behalf of the Fool.

4. God is greater than what?
(a) A being with all of God's properties save one.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Most beings.
(d) A being with all of God's properties save two.

5. How is "Cur Deus Homo" translated?
(a) "When Will God Become Man?"
(b) "How God Became Man."
(c) "Why God Became Man."
(d) "Who is God?"

Short Answer Questions

1. How is man alienated from God?

2. Can multiple persons incarnate as one person?

3. We should believe in God by doing what?

4. The rational mind is the closest method of approaching who or what?

5. There is no contradiction between any two statements about the Trinity; thus, we can understand how it is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Chapters 4 and 5 argue?

2. Why must humans be saved?

3. For what have Christians been ridiculed? What is Anselm's response to this?

4. What do Chapters 3 through 8 discuss?

5. How is the Greatest Conceivable Island compared to God?

6. What happens when the soul loves God? What happens when a soul hates God?

7. What is the purpose of Cur Deus Homo? How do you know this? Describe this book.

8. What do Chapters 6 and 7 argue?

9. What can be known about the Trinity?

10. What does Anselm outline to prepare the reader for Book II?

(see the answer keys)

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