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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
(a) Earth Without God.
(b) Modern Heretics.
(c) The Godless Child.
(d) How Heathen is Britain?

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

5. What element of Christianity does Lewis specifically cite as seeming absurd to scientific thought?
(a) The holy spirit descending to the world.
(b) The resurrection.
(c) God having a son.
(d) Miraculous healing.

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

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

8. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?
(a) They will feel more fulfilled.
(b) They will feel empty.
(c) They will be able to lead moral lives.
(d) They will be unable to lead good lives.

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

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

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

12. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?
(a) Professor emeritus.
(b) Bishop.
(c) Dean.
(d) Deacon.

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

14. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" uses a metaphor that compares Jesus to which of the following?
(a) A vessel.
(b) A sign.
(c) A doorway.
(d) A window.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?

2. What forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?

3. Joad believed that various philosophical theories of human evolution were which of the following?

4. Lewis denies that animals have which of the following?

5. 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"?

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