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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. Who can be perfectly good and make up an infinite debt?
(a) Angels.
(b) Man.
(c) God.
(d) Saints.

2. To what is Gaunilo's piece a response?
(a) Anselm's ontological argument in the Proslogium.
(b) Anselm's ontological argument in the Cur Deus Homo.
(c) Anselm's ontological argument in the Monologium.
(d) Anselm's ontological argument in the Greatest Conceivable Island.

3. Chapter one informs the reader that Christians have been ridiculed for their theory of the atonement, particularly for what idea?
(a) That God would let His Son die.
(b) That God become man.
(c) That God is the same as Jesus Christ.
(d) That Christ died.

4. What is Boso's role?
(a) He is Anselm's ally.
(b) He contradicts all that Anselm believes.
(c) He challenges Anselm's theory of atonement.
(d) He challenges all of Anselm's theories.

5. The rational mind is the "mirror and image" of what?
(a) All of Creation.
(b) Oneself.
(c) Him.
(d) The saints.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter five maintains that only God could redeem humanity. Why?

2. Is Boso a Christian?

3. Infidels argue that Christ's condescension to not only become man but to act as he did was what?

4. Christ is limited in power and knowledge in His human nature, as we are, but why is He not miserable?

5. Can multiple persons incarnate as one person?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why must humans be saved?

2. How will souls be rewarded?

3. What do Chapters 3 through 8 discuss?

4. What is the rational mind?

5. In what should we believe?

6. What is known about each human soul?

7. What can be known about the Trinity?

8. What is Gaunilo's argument?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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