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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis states that according to dualism, why is the concept of good itself good?
(a) It is objectively superior.
(b) It promotes life.
(c) We prefer it.
(d) It is not evil.

2. What did the woman see in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?
(a) A halo.
(b) An angel.
(c) God.
(d) A ghost.

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

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

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

6. Lewis suggests that arguments for or against God's existence are which of the following?
(a) Foolish.
(b) Powerful.
(c) All incorrect.
(d) Intricate.

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

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

9. How is Christianity transmitted?
(a) Through personal revelation.
(b) Through cultural enforcement.
(c) Through teaching and outreach.
(d) Through a calling all people feel to the bible.

10. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?
(a) It is less important than facts.
(b) It is more important than facts.
(c) It is of equal importance with facts.
(d) It became fact.

11. 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.

12. Joad believed that various philosophical theories of human evolution were which of the following?
(a) Childish.
(b) True.
(c) False.
(d) Irrational.

13. What type of doctrines does Lewis suggest that apologetics be used to attack?
(a) Outdated doctrines.
(b) New doctrines.
(c) Useless doctrines.
(d) False doctrines.

14. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They cannot explain one another.
(b) They define each other.
(c) They are inseparable.
(d) They are co-dependent.

15. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?
(a) Political dissent.
(b) Religious revolt.
(c) Emigration and servility.
(d) Conformity and servility.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, what is the most important miraculous event in Christianity?

2. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?

3. How does Lewis characterize the difference between Christian and scientific approaches to understanding the world?

4. In Part I, Essay 8, "Laws of Nature", what was the woman praying for her son to survive?

5. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?

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