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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the audience for the lecture transcribe in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?
(a) Students.
(b) Clergy.
(c) Atheists.
(d) Scientists.

2. Why are Christians sometimes hesitant to "witness" to those they care about?
(a) They know how much that person could accept.
(b) They are unsure of the doctrine behind their beliefs.
(c) They are afraid of their beliefs being questioned.
(d) They don't think that person deserves to be saved.

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

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

5. According to Lewis, what is the most important miraculous event in Christianity?
(a) The confirmation of prophecy.
(b) Jesus' healing of the sick.
(c) The birth of Jesus.
(d) The resurrection of Jesus.

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

7. Lewis contends that real change in a person occurs in what way?
(a) Slowly and usually not at all.
(b) With internal thoughts and feelings.
(c) In their place in the community.
(d) With external behaviors.

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

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

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

11. What does Joad say about standard attempt to explain the problem of human pain?
(a) They are insufficient.
(b) They are confusing.
(c) They make sense.
(d) They are internally inconsistent.

12. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?
(a) That it was so successful intellectually.
(b) That there are not more like it.
(c) That it grew so quickly.
(d) That it was imitated by many others.

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

14. What role does dogma play in a religion, according to Lewis?
(a) It ties its identity together.
(b) It suppresses dissent.
(c) It prevents free thought.
(d) It helps to propagate it.

15. Lewis' books were generally intended to bridge the gap between what types of writing?
(a) Persuasive and religious.
(b) Scientific and theological.
(c) Scholarly and popular.
(d) Philosophical and historical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?

2. What does Lewis state is left over from the Christian creeds after modern science is accounted for?

3. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?

4. What belief has had the biggest effect on the decrease in reports of miracles?

5. Joad argues that Lewis' point about animal stages does not apply to what type of animals?

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