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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 rational mind is the closest method of approaching who or what?
(a) Ourselves.
(b) Mankind.
(c) God.
(d) Nirvana.

2. We must be aware that each human soul is ________________ and so will be either completely happy or completely unhappy.
(a) Useless.
(b) Fragile.
(c) Immortal.
(d) Mortal.

3. Anselm argues that God must incarnate as one from whose race?
(a) Mary's.
(b) Joseph's.
(c) Adam's.
(d) Jesus'.

4. Chapter five maintains that only God could redeem humanity. Why?
(a) He knows how He wants His creation redeemed.
(b) Human sin is too serious for any human to do it.
(c) It would take too long for humanity to give up sin.
(d) Humans are not interested in redemption.

5. Anselm argues that human salvation follows from Christ's death by what?
(a) Hope for His resurrection.
(b) Fear in one's own death.
(c) Faith in His death for humanity's sins.
(d) Faith in His resurrection.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the soul loves God, He is blessed and God does what?

2. Man would never have ________ unless he sinned.

3. He must be born of a woman. Why?

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

5. How is Cur Deus Homo written?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What can be known about the Trinity?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is the rational mind?

10. What is Gaunilo's argument?

(see the answer keys)

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