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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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) Syntactical uniqueness.
(b) Objective reality.
(c) The ground of being.
(d) An equitable plane.

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

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

10. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, he would best be considered which of the following?
(a) A megalomaniac.
(b) A prophet.
(c) A rabbi.
(d) A liar.

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

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

13. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?
(a) It helps people lead good lives.
(b) It is the only way to lead a good life.
(c) All Christians lead good lives because of their faith.
(d) It is unrelated to leading a good life.

14. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
(a) Modern.
(b) Historical.
(c) Literal.
(d) Figurative.

15. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?
(a) Athiesm.
(b) Universalism.
(c) Moral relativism.
(d) Monotheism.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?

2. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?

3. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?

4. The club that Lewis founded took its name from what philosopher?

5. According to Lewis, how do many Westerners react to miraculous experiences?

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