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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?
(a) That it was imitated by many others.
(b) That there are not more like it.
(c) That it grew so quickly.
(d) That it was so successful intellectually.

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

3. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?
(a) They are both inferior to Christianity.
(b) They are both totally invalidated by Christianity.
(c) Paganism is inferior to Christianity, which is inferior to secularism.
(d) They are both equally valid compared to Christianity.

4. Lewis hoped that his club would adopt what type of a political viewpoint?
(a) Neutral.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Libertarian.
(d) Liberal.

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

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

7. Joad argues that Lewis' point about animal stages does not apply to what type of animals?
(a) Colony dwelling animals.
(b) Higher animals.
(c) Invertebrates.
(d) Apes.

8. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?
(a) It became fact.
(b) It is less important than facts.
(c) It is more important than facts.
(d) It is of equal importance with facts.

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

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

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

12. 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.

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

14. Lewis would describe Jesus' moral teachings as being which of the following?
(a) Varied.
(b) Sound.
(c) Precise.
(d) Unjustified.

15. What element of Christianity does Lewis specifically cite as seeming absurd to scientific thought?
(a) The holy spirit descending to the world.
(b) God having a son.
(c) Miraculous healing.
(d) The resurrection.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, what is the proper way to make probability judgments about events in Christianity?

2. What belief has had the biggest effect on the decrease in reports of miracles?

3. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?

4. According to Lewis, what, besides humans, experiences pain?

5. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

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