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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?
(a) Meditation and confession.
(b) Witnessing or proselytizing.
(c) God.
(d) Prayer.

3. What did the woman see in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?
(a) A halo.
(b) An angel.
(c) A ghost.
(d) God.

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

5. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?
(a) Unknown physical processes.
(b) Classical physics.
(c) Movements in the brain.
(d) Quantum uncertainties.

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

7. 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"?
(a) They distrust ancient texts.
(b) They have no sense of sin.
(c) They know little about history.
(d) They are intellectually dishonest.

8. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?
(a) As metaphors.
(b) Less literally.
(c) As being totally literal.
(d) In scientific terms.

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

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

11. What does Joad say about standard attempt to explain the problem of human pain?
(a) They are internally inconsistent.
(b) They are insufficient.
(c) They are confusing.
(d) They make sense.

12. How is Christianity transmitted?
(a) Through teaching and outreach.
(b) Through personal revelation.
(c) Through cultural enforcement.
(d) Through a calling all people feel to the bible.

13. 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.

14. 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) Genealogies.
(d) Historical events only.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Christians sometimes hesitant to "witness" to those they care about?

2. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, he would best be considered which of the following?

3. Lewis asserts that what is necessary in order to know what is "good"?

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

5. How does Lewis view the laws of the universe?

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