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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Emotional terms.
(d) Scientific terms.

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

3. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) The horrors of World War II.
(b) The existence of faith.
(c) The presence of good acts in the world.
(d) The evil nature of man.

4. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?
(a) Try to prevent it.
(b) Accept it as God's will.
(c) Pray for it.
(d) Never forget about its presence.

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

6. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?
(a) It is almost non-existent in the modern world.
(b) Many people believe in it.
(c) Few people believe in it.
(d) It exists mostly in the media.

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

8. Joad argues that Lewis' point about animal stages does not apply to what type of animals?
(a) Higher animals.
(b) Invertebrates.
(c) Colony dwelling animals.
(d) Apes.

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

10. What does Lewis believe the state of the argument between himself and Joan the subject of human pain to be?
(a) They are in agreement.
(b) Joad has bested him.
(c) They are at an impasse.
(d) He is correct but Joad will not admit it.

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

12. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?
(a) A literal interpretation of the bible.
(b) A logical explanation of church history.
(c) A rational defense of the faith.
(d) The factual basis of the scriptures.

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

14. What forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?
(a) Meditation and confession.
(b) God.
(c) Witnessing or proselytizing.
(d) Prayer.

15. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?
(a) Prima facie.
(b) Begging the question.
(c) A strawman argument.
(d) Syntactically unsound.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis contends that real change in a person occurs in what way?

2. Price argues what about religion?

3. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?

4. Lewis states that sound value theories demand what of a definition of evil?

5. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?

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