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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part I, Essay 8, "Laws of Nature", what was the woman praying for her son to survive?
(a) Terminal cancer.
(b) A surgery.
(c) A battle.
(d) Injuries from a car crash.

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

3. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
(a) Modern Heretics.
(b) How Heathen is Britain?
(c) Earth Without God.
(d) The Godless Child.

4. Lewis contends that Corineous intends to treat Christianity in what way?
(a) As only a myth.
(b) As an inferior religion.
(c) As the only valid faith.
(d) As a provable fact.

5. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Modernism.
(b) Materialism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Atheism.

6. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?
(a) Queasiness.
(b) Truth.
(c) Uncertainty.
(d) Dishonesty.

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

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

9. How does Lewis characterize the difference between Christian and scientific approaches to understanding the world?
(a) They are irreconcilable.
(b) They have a different atmosphere.
(c) They are two sides of the same coin.
(d) They are like two difference lenses.

10. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?
(a) The individual.
(b) Non-Christian theists.
(c) Society as a whole.
(d) Secular atheists.

11. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, he would best be considered which of the following?
(a) A prophet.
(b) A liar.
(c) A megalomaniac.
(d) A rabbi.

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

13. What mistake does Lewis claim that Pittenger made in critiquing his books?
(a) He misinterpreted the scripture.
(b) He didn't factor in the intended audience.
(c) He was uninformed on the subject matter.
(d) He left out key arguments.

14. How does Lewis suggest that higher animals might be able to achieve immortality?
(a) By evolving larger brains.
(b) By God's intervention.
(c) By becoming part of the family of man.
(d) By a process of selection.

15. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They are co-dependent.
(b) They cannot explain one another.
(c) They are inseparable.
(d) They define each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?

2. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?

3. Which of the following is one word Lewis uses to describe religions that he views to be true?

4. What forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?

5. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?

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