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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Lewis, what is the most important miraculous event in Christianity?
(a) The birth of Jesus.
(b) The confirmation of prophecy.
(c) Jesus' healing of the sick.
(d) The resurrection of Jesus.

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

4. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?
(a) To respond to a personal letter not meant for publication.
(b) To prove the superiority of mankind.
(c) To provide a simple framework for discussion.
(d) To rebut arguments against God's existence.

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

6. The club that Lewis founded took its name from what philosopher?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Kant.
(c) Demosthenes.
(d) Socrates.

7. 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.

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

9. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?
(a) Whether animals suffer pain at all.
(b) Why animals suffer pain.
(c) That animals do not suffer pain.
(d) How human pain is like the pain of animals.

10. What role does dogma play in a religion, according to Lewis?
(a) It helps to propagate it.
(b) It suppresses dissent.
(c) It prevents free thought.
(d) It ties its identity together.

11. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
(a) Literal.
(b) Figurative.
(c) Modern.
(d) Historical.

12. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis contends what about evil?
(a) It is preventable.
(b) It extends throughout human history.
(c) It is unstoppable.
(d) It has increased over the last few centuries.

13. Joad believed that various philosophical theories of human evolution were which of the following?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Childish.
(c) True.
(d) False.

14. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?
(a) Reason.
(b) Intellect.
(c) Politics.
(d) Argument.

15. What does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?
(a) Debate.
(b) Personal introspection.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Theological reading.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?

2. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?

3. What type of doctrines does Lewis suggest that apologetics be used to attack?

4. How is Christianity transmitted?

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

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