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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?
(a) Unknown physical processes.
(b) Movements in the brain.
(c) Quantum uncertainties.
(d) Classical physics.

2. Lewis states that sound value theories demand what of a definition of evil?
(a) It is syntactically identical to good.
(b) It is lacking everything that goodness has.
(c) It is a perversion of good.
(d) It is the opposite of good.

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

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

11. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?
(a) Facts.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Causes.
(d) Changeable.

12. Lewis would describe Jesus' moral teachings as being which of the following?
(a) Precise.
(b) Sound.
(c) Varied.
(d) Unjustified.

13. 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 equally valid compared to Christianity.
(c) They are both totally invalidated by Christianity.
(d) Paganism is inferior to Christianity, which is inferior to secularism.

14. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?
(a) Contemporary political matters.
(b) Social and religious matters.
(c) Theological and philosophical matters.
(d) Ethical and moral matters.

15. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?
(a) Objective reality.
(b) Syntactical uniqueness.
(c) The ground of being.
(d) An equitable plane.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why, according to Lewis, are good and evil paired together?

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

3. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?

4. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

5. Pittenger does not believe there is a scriptural basis for which of Jesus' claims?

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