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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to his speech in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics", what terms does Lewis prefer to speak on?
(a) Religious terms.
(b) Intellectual terms.
(c) Scientific terms.
(d) Emotional terms.

3. Lewis hoped that his club would adopt what type of a political viewpoint?
(a) Libertarian.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Neutral.
(d) Liberal.

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

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

6. Joad believed that various philosophical theories of human evolution were which of the following?
(a) Irrational.
(b) Childish.
(c) False.
(d) True.

7. 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.

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

9. How does Lewis view the laws of the universe?
(a) As having a few important exceptions.
(b) As unimportant types of experiences.
(c) As guidelines only.
(d) As having no exceptions.

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

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

12. What type of doctrines does Lewis suggest that apologetics be used to attack?
(a) Useless doctrines.
(b) False doctrines.
(c) Outdated doctrines.
(d) New doctrines.

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

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

15. 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 a sliding scale.
(c) According to modern science.
(d) According to the actions of God.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The terms prayer books often use to describe personal feelings would best be described as which of the following?

3. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?

4. How is Christianity related to spiritualism, according to Lewis?

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

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