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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. What is the reason that the rational mind was created?
(a) So it one can be organized.
(b) So that it might love its Creator, God.
(c) So it can think through problems.
(d) So it does not feel emotion.

2. The incarnation is the method of God expressing divine ______________.
(a) Peace.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Understanding.
(d) Hope.

3. God would not be good if He did not at least try to do what?
(a) Save His Son.
(b) Reconcile humanity to Himself.
(c) Be fair.
(d) Understand humanity.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapters three through eight discuss the ___________ of the "infidels" to the theory of the atonement.

2. Chapter two has Boso argue that while belief by faith must ___________ belief due to reason, faith should still seek understanding.

3. The rational mind is the "mirror and image" of what?

4. Chapters four and five argue that God must complete His original plan to do what?

5. About what is Boso worried?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gaunilo submit?

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

3. What do Chapters 3 through 8 discuss?

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

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

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

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

8. What is Gaunilo's argument?

9. In what should we believe?

10. Why is the sacrifice of the God-man so important?

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