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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Lewis, what is the impact of not praying on a particular subject?
(a) The result will be unfavorable.
(b) It has no affect.
(c) The meaning of the outcome will be incomprehensible.
(d) The outcome may be different.

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

3. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?
(a) A strawman.
(b) A generalization.
(c) Special pleading.
(d) A false dilemma.

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(b) It is outdated.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

5. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis states that according to dualism, why is the concept of good itself good?
(a) It is objectively superior.
(b) We prefer it.
(c) It is not evil.
(d) It promotes life.

6. Lewis contends that real change in a person occurs in what way?
(a) With internal thoughts and feelings.
(b) With external behaviors.
(c) In their place in the community.
(d) Slowly and usually not at all.

7. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?
(a) Introspection.
(b) Prayer.
(c) A sense of the divine.
(d) Philosophy.

8. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) The existence of faith.
(b) The presence of good acts in the world.
(c) The evil nature of man.
(d) The horrors of World War II.

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

10. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?
(a) Social and religious matters.
(b) Theological and philosophical matters.
(c) Contemporary political matters.
(d) Ethical and moral matters.

11. Which of the following religions does Lewis suggest cannot be believed without the occurrence of miraculous events?
(a) Islam.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Polytheism.
(d) Buddhism.

12. How should the spiritual faults of others be viewed, according to Lewis?
(a) Sins.
(b) Opportunities.
(c) Excuses.
(d) Weaknesses.

13. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?
(a) Conformity and servility.
(b) Emigration and servility.
(c) Political dissent.
(d) Religious revolt.

14. Why are Christians sometimes hesitant to "witness" to those they care about?
(a) They don't think that person deserves to be saved.
(b) They are afraid of their beliefs being questioned.
(c) They are unsure of the doctrine behind their beliefs.
(d) They know how much that person could accept.

15. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" uses a metaphor that compares Jesus to which of the following?
(a) A vessel.
(b) A sign.
(c) A window.
(d) A doorway.

Short Answer Questions

1. What it is about choosing to aid the sick that might be problematic for a Christian?

2. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?

3. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?

4. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?

5. According to Lewis, how does God view death?

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