God in the Dock; Essays on Theology and Ethics Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I, Essays 6 - 11, 'Horrid Red Things', Religion and Science, The Laws of Nature, The Grand Miracle, Christian Apologetics, Work and Prayer.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lewis view the laws of the universe?
(a) As unimportant types of experiences.
(b) As having no exceptions.
(c) As guidelines only.
(d) As having a few important exceptions.

2. In Part I, Essay 9, "The Grand Miracle", Lewis compares the actions of God to those of which of the following?
(a) An architect.
(b) A bully.
(c) A natural force.
(d) A storyteller.

3. Why, according to Lewis, are good and evil paired together?
(a) They are objectively diametrically opposed.
(b) Artificial human beliefs brought them together.
(c) Human language paired them.
(d) There is no reason for their pairing.

4. What belief does Joad recommend in the writings that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Deism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Monotheism.

5. What does Lewis state is left over from the Christian creeds after modern science is accounted for?
(a) Many supernatural events.
(b) Psalms, stories, and proverbs.
(c) Historical events only.
(d) Genealogies.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?

2. According to his speech in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics", what terms does Lewis prefer to speak on?

3. What element of Christianity does Lewis specifically cite as seeming absurd to scientific thought?

4. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?

5. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?

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