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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?
(a) Whether animals suffer pain at all.
(b) How human pain is like the pain of animals.
(c) Why animals suffer pain.
(d) That animals do not suffer pain.

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

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

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

8. What element of modern science does Lewis contend to be most problematic for Christianity?
(a) Evolution.
(b) Quantum mechanics.
(c) Classical mechanics.
(d) Relativity.

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

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

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

12. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?
(a) Reason.
(b) Argument.
(c) Politics.
(d) Intellect.

13. Pittenger does not believe there is a scriptural basis for which of Jesus' claims?
(a) To have been resurrected.
(b) To be the son of God.
(c) To have divine authority.
(d) To be able to work miracles.

14. 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) Few people believe in it.
(d) Many people believe in it.

15. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?
(a) Religious revolt.
(b) Conformity and servility.
(c) Emigration and servility.
(d) Political dissent.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?

2. According to Lewis, how does God view death?

3. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?

4. According to his speech in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics", what terms does Lewis prefer to speak on?

5. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?

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