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

2. Can we truly understand the nature of the Trinity?
(a) Yes.
(b) Possibly.
(c) More than likely.
(d) No.

3. What is the purpose of Gaunilo's piece?
(a) To complain.
(b) To question God.
(c) To critique Anselm's beliefs.
(d) To have Anselm clarify his beliefs.

4. Why does God do what He does in the answer to number 99?
(a) He hates to see us in pain.
(b) He loves making people.
(c) He is blessed all the more.
(d) He is happy.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Anselm argues that human salvation follows from Christ's death by what?

3. Should we believe in the Trinity?

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

5. Chapter one informs the reader that Christians have been ridiculed for their theory of the atonement, particularly for what idea?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is known about each human soul?

2. What is the rational mind?

3. Why is Anselm's task of defending the Christian faith not complete?

4. How will souls be rewarded?

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

6. Why must humans be saved?

7. What is Gaunilo's argument?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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