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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?
(a) Speculative.
(b) Crude.
(c) Unfinished.
(d) Illogical.

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

3. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?
(a) It helps people lead good lives.
(b) It is the only way to lead a good life.
(c) All Christians lead good lives because of their faith.
(d) It is unrelated to leading a good life.

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

5. The terms prayer books often use to describe personal feelings would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Harsh.
(b) Sensitive.
(c) Loving.
(d) Deep.

6. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, he would best be considered which of the following?
(a) A prophet.
(b) A megalomaniac.
(c) A liar.
(d) A rabbi.

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

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

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

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

11. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?
(a) The individual.
(b) Society as a whole.
(c) Secular atheists.
(d) Non-Christian theists.

12. How is Christianity transmitted?
(a) Through teaching and outreach.
(b) Through a calling all people feel to the bible.
(c) Through cultural enforcement.
(d) Through personal revelation.

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

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

15. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?
(a) A sense of the divine.
(b) Introspection.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Prayer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis suggests that arguments for or against God's existence are which of the following?

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

3. What was the audience for the lecture transcribe in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?

4. Why, according to Lewis, are good and evil paired together?

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

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