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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Dean.
(c) Deacon.
(d) Professor emeritus.

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

6. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?
(a) It is almost non-existent in the modern world.
(b) It exists mostly in the media.
(c) Many people believe in it.
(d) Few people believe in it.

7. Lewis' books were generally intended to bridge the gap between what types of writing?
(a) Philosophical and historical.
(b) Scientific and theological.
(c) Scholarly and popular.
(d) Persuasive and religious.

8. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?
(a) An equitable plane.
(b) Syntactical uniqueness.
(c) Objective reality.
(d) The ground of being.

9. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?
(a) Prima facie.
(b) Syntactically unsound.
(c) Begging the question.
(d) A strawman argument.

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

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

12. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?
(a) They were overestimated.
(b) They were not unique.
(c) They cannot be completely known.
(d) They were largely undocumented.

13. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" uses a metaphor that compares Jesus to which of the following?
(a) A window.
(b) A sign.
(c) A doorway.
(d) A vessel.

14. One of the options that Joad believed rational persons were forced to choose from is most like what world religion?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Judaism.
(c) Islam.
(d) Zoroastrianism.

15. In Part I, Essay 9, "The Grand Miracle", Lewis compares the actions of God to those of which of the following?
(a) A natural force.
(b) An architect.
(c) A bully.
(d) A storyteller.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?

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

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

4. Which of the following is one word Lewis uses to describe religions that he views to be true?

5. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?

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