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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?
(a) Introspection.
(b) A sense of the divine.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Philosophy.

2. How does Lewis suggest that higher animals might be able to achieve immortality?
(a) By God's intervention.
(b) By a process of selection.
(c) By evolving larger brains.
(d) By becoming part of the family of man.

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

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

5. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?
(a) To provide a simple framework for discussion.
(b) To respond to a personal letter not meant for publication.
(c) To rebut arguments against God's existence.
(d) To prove the superiority of mankind.

6. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?
(a) Sophisticated.
(b) Old-fashioned.
(c) Barbaric.
(d) Adaptable.

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

8. What belief does Joad recommend in the writings that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Deism.
(b) Agnosticism.
(c) Dualism.
(d) Monotheism.

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

10. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?
(a) A strawman argument.
(b) Prima facie.
(c) Syntactically unsound.
(d) Begging the question.

11. 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) Figurative.
(d) Literal.

12. Which of the following religions does Lewis suggest cannot be believed without the occurrence of miraculous events?
(a) Polytheism.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Buddhism.
(d) Islam.

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

14. Lewis asserts that what is necessary in order to know what is "good"?
(a) A creed or world view.
(b) Introspection.
(c) Christian faith.
(d) Dogma.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Lewis believes that what type of people have a special opportunity to know God?

3. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?

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

5. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?

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