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

2. Does Gaunilo believe Anselm's Ontological Argument to be correct?
(a) No.
(b) Partly.
(c) Yes.
(d) Mostly.

3. How is Cur Deus Homo written?
(a) As a poem.
(b) As a play.
(c) As a dialogue.
(d) As an extended argument.

4. God possesses ____________, and a being can have all of God's properties but this.
(a) Understanding.
(b) Existence.
(c) Faith.
(d) Love.

5. The island Gaunilo describes is greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save what?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Love.
(c) Faith.
(d) Existence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a being with all of God's properties missing?

2. And any soul that hates God will be __________ for all of time.

3. Why is this island greater than an island with all of the Island's properties save the answer to number 158?

4. He gives the famous counterexample of what?

5. God is greater than what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can be known about the Trinity?

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

3. What do Chapters 4 and 5 argue?

4. What does Anselm say about Satan and the Fallen Angels?

5. In what should we believe?

6. What do Chapters 3 through 8 discuss?

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

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

9. What do Chapters 6 and 7 argue?

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

(see the answer keys)

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