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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What element of modern science does Lewis contend to be most problematic for Christianity?
(a) Evolution.
(b) Classical mechanics.
(c) Quantum mechanics.
(d) Relativity.

2. Price argues what about religion?
(a) It is impossible to take seriously.
(b) It is gaining popularity.
(c) It is harmful.
(d) It is outdated.

3. In addition to being good, Lewis states that Christianity must be defended for being which of the following?
(a) Unchanging.
(b) True.
(c) Loving.
(d) Universal.

4. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?
(a) Try to prevent it.
(b) Never forget about its presence.
(c) Pray for it.
(d) Accept it as God's will.

5. According to Lewis, how do many Westerners react to miraculous experiences?
(a) They ignore them.
(b) They do not report them.
(c) It shakes their beliefs.
(d) They reinterpret them.

6. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?
(a) They will be unable to lead good lives.
(b) They will be able to lead moral lives.
(c) They will feel more fulfilled.
(d) They will feel empty.

7. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Dean.
(c) Professor emeritus.
(d) Deacon.

8. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, what can be said about his moral teachings?
(a) They are invalid.
(b) They are unchanged.
(c) They are irrelevant.
(d) They are unclear.

9. What element of Christianity does Lewis specifically cite as seeming absurd to scientific thought?
(a) Miraculous healing.
(b) God having a son.
(c) The holy spirit descending to the world.
(d) The resurrection.

10. What was the audience for the lecture transcribe in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?
(a) Students.
(b) Clergy.
(c) Scientists.
(d) Atheists.

11. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?
(a) They were largely undocumented.
(b) They were not unique.
(c) They were overestimated.
(d) They cannot be completely known.

12. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?
(a) It became fact.
(b) It is less important than facts.
(c) It is more important than facts.
(d) It is of equal importance with facts.

13. Lewis' books were generally intended to bridge the gap between what types of writing?
(a) Philosophical and historical.
(b) Scientific and theological.
(c) Persuasive and religious.
(d) Scholarly and popular.

14. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?
(a) Begging the question.
(b) Prima facie.
(c) Syntactically unsound.
(d) A strawman argument.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the criticisms that Lewis lays against the common English person in Part I Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?

2. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?

3. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?

4. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?

5. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?

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