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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?
(a) A rational defense of the faith.
(b) A literal interpretation of the bible.
(c) The factual basis of the scriptures.
(d) A logical explanation of church history.

3. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?
(a) Theological and philosophical matters.
(b) Contemporary political matters.
(c) Ethical and moral matters.
(d) Social and religious matters.

4. According to Lewis, how much of Jesus' life is recorded?
(a) Only about two months.
(b) Nine years.
(c) Not enough.
(d) His entire life.

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

6. Lewis believes that what type of people have a special opportunity to know God?
(a) Those who suffer.
(b) Women.
(c) The clergy.
(d) The charitable.

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

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

10. How should the spiritual faults of others be viewed, according to Lewis?
(a) Excuses.
(b) Sins.
(c) Weaknesses.
(d) Opportunities.

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

12. Price argues what about religion?
(a) It is gaining popularity.
(b) It is harmful.
(c) It is impossible to take seriously.
(d) It is outdated.

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

14. Which of the following is not a good use of apologetics, according to Lewis?
(a) Ruling out contradictions in one's own faith.
(b) Enforcing doctrine.
(c) Explaining doctrine.
(d) Arguing against opponents of the faith.

15. Lewis asserts that what is necessary in order to know what is "good"?
(a) Dogma.
(b) Christian faith.
(c) A creed or world view.
(d) Introspection.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis denies that animals have which of the following?

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

3. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?

4. What does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?

5. What mistake does Lewis claim that Pittenger made in critiquing his books?

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