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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?
(a) Monotheism.
(b) Athiesm.
(c) Universalism.
(d) Moral relativism.

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

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

4. According to Lewis, what, besides humans, experiences pain?
(a) Nothing.
(b) All animals.
(c) Animal stages.
(d) Higher animals only.

5. Which of the following is one word Lewis uses to describe religions that he views to be true?
(a) Thick.
(b) Fluid.
(c) Light.
(d) Tough.

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

7. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Materialism.
(b) Agnosticism.
(c) Modernism.
(d) Atheism.

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

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

10. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
(a) Figurative.
(b) Historical.
(c) Literal.
(d) Modern.

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

12. Which of the following is not a good use of apologetics, according to Lewis?
(a) Explaining doctrine.
(b) Ruling out contradictions in one's own faith.
(c) Arguing against opponents of the faith.
(d) Enforcing doctrine.

13. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?
(a) Less literally.
(b) As being totally literal.
(c) In scientific terms.
(d) As metaphors.

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

15. In addition to being good, Lewis states that Christianity must be defended for being which of the following?
(a) Unchanging.
(b) Universal.
(c) True.
(d) Loving.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. 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"?

4. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?

5. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?

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