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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) Improper.
(b) Exciting.
(c) Unusual.
(d) Surprising.

2. The book is divided up into two, the first of which addresses what problem?
(a) What God might have
(b) How mankind came to be so deep in sin.
(c) Why so few humans believe in sin.
(d) Why atonement needs to occur, and how it could occur if it were to occur.

3. Can one merely believe?
(a) Yes.
(b) No, one must read the Bible.
(c) No, it must be accompanied by the love of God.
(d) Possibly.

4. God must exist. Why?
(a) If He did not, we would not exist.
(b) If He did not, He would not be the greatest conceivable being.
(c) If He did not, we have not purpose for living.
(d) If He did not, the world would be in chaos.

5. What is a being with all of God's properties missing?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Love.
(c) Faith.
(d) Existence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gaunilo draw an analogy to God's existence?

2. Can we truly understand the nature of the Trinity?

3. Should we believe in the Trinity?

4. To what is Gaunilo's piece a response?

5. Anselm turns to argue that one should believe what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was the God-man born with original sin? How does this affect Him?

2. How will souls be rewarded?

3. How does Gaunilo use the greatest conceivable island?

4. Why must humans be saved?

5. What does the Appendix of Anselm: Basic Writings contain?

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

7. What do Chapters 6 and 7 argue?

8. On Gaunilo's view, why does the argument fail?

9. What do Chapters 1, 2, and 3 explain?

10. What can be known about the Trinity?

(see the answer keys)

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