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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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 are intellectually dishonest.
(d) They know little about history.

6. The terms prayer books often use to describe personal feelings would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Deep.
(b) Sensitive.
(c) Loving.
(d) Harsh.

7. 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 not evil.
(b) We prefer it.
(c) It is objectively superior.
(d) It promotes life.

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

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

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

11. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?
(a) It is almost non-existent in the modern world.
(b) It exists mostly in the media.
(c) Many people believe in it.
(d) Few people believe in it.

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

13. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?
(a) It helps people lead good lives.
(b) All Christians lead good lives because of their faith.
(c) It is the only way to lead a good life.
(d) It is unrelated to leading a good life.

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

15. What type of doctrines does Lewis suggest that apologetics be used to attack?
(a) False doctrines.
(b) Outdated doctrines.
(c) New doctrines.
(d) Useless doctrines.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?

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

3. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?

4. Lewis would describe Jesus' moral teachings as being which of the following?

5. What does Joad say about standard attempt to explain the problem of human pain?

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