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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Lewis state is left over from the Christian creeds after modern science is accounted for?
(a) Many supernatural events.
(b) Genealogies.
(c) Historical events only.
(d) Psalms, stories, and proverbs.

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

4. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?
(a) Athiesm.
(b) Monotheism.
(c) Moral relativism.
(d) Universalism.

5. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?
(a) Uncertainty.
(b) Queasiness.
(c) Truth.
(d) Dishonesty.

6. How is Christianity related to spiritualism, according to Lewis?
(a) Christianity invalidates spiritualism.
(b) Spiritualism is equally valid compared to Christianity.
(c) It is not a form of spiritualism.
(d) Spiritualism is a subset of Christian beliefs.

7. Lewis states that sound value theories demand what of a definition of evil?
(a) It is the opposite of good.
(b) It is a perversion of good.
(c) It is lacking everything that goodness has.
(d) It is syntactically identical to good.

8. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
(a) How Heathen is Britain?
(b) Earth Without God.
(c) The Godless Child.
(d) Modern Heretics.

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

10. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?
(a) To rebut arguments against God's existence.
(b) To provide a simple framework for discussion.
(c) To prove the superiority of mankind.
(d) To respond to a personal letter not meant for publication.

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

12. Why, according to Lewis, are good and evil paired together?
(a) They are objectively diametrically opposed.
(b) Artificial human beliefs brought them together.
(c) There is no reason for their pairing.
(d) Human language paired them.

13. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They define each other.
(b) They are co-dependent.
(c) They cannot explain one another.
(d) They are inseparable.

14. What does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Theological reading.
(c) Debate.
(d) Personal introspection.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of doctrines does Lewis suggest that apologetics be used to attack?

2. What role does dogma play in a religion, according to Lewis?

3. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?

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

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

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