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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?
(a) It became fact.
(b) It is of equal importance with facts.
(c) It is more important than facts.
(d) It is less important than facts.

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

3. 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 irreconcilable.
(c) They are like two difference lenses.
(d) They have a different atmosphere.

4. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?
(a) Uncertainty.
(b) Truth.
(c) Dishonesty.
(d) Queasiness.

5. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?
(a) Old-fashioned.
(b) Barbaric.
(c) Sophisticated.
(d) Adaptable.

6. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?
(a) To rebut arguments against God's existence.
(b) To respond to a personal letter not meant for publication.
(c) To prove the superiority of mankind.
(d) To provide a simple framework for discussion.

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

8. How is Christianity related to spiritualism, according to Lewis?
(a) Spiritualism is a subset of Christian beliefs.
(b) Spiritualism is equally valid compared to Christianity.
(c) It is not a form of spiritualism.
(d) Christianity invalidates spiritualism.

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

10. In Part I, Essay 8, "Laws of Nature", what was the woman praying for her son to survive?
(a) A battle.
(b) Injuries from a car crash.
(c) Terminal cancer.
(d) A surgery.

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

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

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

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

15. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?
(a) They are both inferior to Christianity.
(b) They are both totally invalidated by Christianity.
(c) Paganism is inferior to Christianity, which is inferior to secularism.
(d) They are both equally valid compared to Christianity.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis would describe Jesus' moral teachings as being which of the following?

2. The club that Lewis founded took its name from what philosopher?

3. According to Lewis, what is the impact of not praying on a particular subject?

4. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?

5. What element of modern science does Lewis contend to be most problematic for Christianity?

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