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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lewis contends that dualism gives evil what natures?
(a) Empty and vacuous.
(b) Substantive and positive.
(c) Real and immutable.
(d) Banal and undefined.

2. How does Lewis view the laws of the universe?
(a) As guidelines only.
(b) As unimportant types of experiences.
(c) As having no exceptions.
(d) As having a few important exceptions.

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

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

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

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

7. According to Lewis, what, besides humans, experiences pain?
(a) All animals.
(b) Higher animals only.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Animal stages.

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

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

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

11. 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 was uninformed on the subject matter.
(d) He misinterpreted the scripture.

12. Why should the Gospels not be considered legend?
(a) Their authenticity has been proved beyond a doubt.
(b) They are not artistic enough.
(c) They are too short.
(d) They are historical documents.

13. 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 feel more fulfilled.
(d) They will be able to lead moral lives.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?

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

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

4. One of the options that Joad believed rational persons were forced to choose from is most like what world religion?

5. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?

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