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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Lewis, what is the proper way to make probability judgments about events in Christianity?
(a) According to a bell curve of unlikely events.
(b) According to modern science.
(c) According to a sliding scale.
(d) According to the actions of God.

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

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

4. What did the woman believe the vision she experienced in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles" was?
(a) Her imagination.
(b) A hallucination.
(c) A divine vision.
(d) A prophecy.

5. How does Lewis characterize the difference between Christian and scientific approaches to understanding the world?
(a) They have a different atmosphere.
(b) They are irreconcilable.
(c) They are two sides of the same coin.
(d) They are like two difference lenses.

6. Lewis denies that animals have which of the following?
(a) A stream of consciousness.
(b) Thinking minds.
(c) Free will.
(d) The capacity for pain.

7. What it is about choosing to aid the sick that might be problematic for a Christian?
(a) It might be better if they died and went to heaven.
(b) It might interfere with God's plan.
(c) Christ died violently and painfully with no aid.
(d) Sufficiently sick people cannot willfully repent of their sins.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What belief does Joad recommend in the writings that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Monotheism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Deism.

15. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?
(a) Special pleading.
(b) A strawman.
(c) A generalization.
(d) A false dilemma.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Lewis states that sound value theories demand what of a definition of evil?

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

4. Which of the following is not a good use of apologetics, according to Lewis?

5. In addition to being good, Lewis states that Christianity must be defended for being which of the following?

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