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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One theory about ethics and philosophy is that they grew out of what?
(a) Early taboos.
(b) Primate behaviors.
(c) The natural order.
(d) Religious dogma.

2. What qualities does Lewis ascribe to the King James Version of the bible?
(a) Brevity and concision.
(b) Truth and insight.
(c) Wordiness and inaccuracy.
(d) Beauty and solemnity.

3. Lewis disagrees with what common response to crime?
(a) Hard labor.
(b) Therapy.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Incarceration.

4. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?
(a) Philosophers.
(b) Unbelievers.
(c) Scientists.
(d) Dissenting Christians.

5. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?
(a) Public interest.
(b) Suppressing rival Christian sects.
(c) Charity.
(d) Conversion.

6. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?
(a) There is a large body of commentary on such books.
(b) Modern literature is abjectly bad.
(c) To prevent a bias.
(d) In order to gain perspective.

7. In Part II, Essay 16, "Cross-Examination", Lewis specifically denies that an experience of God can be brought on through what means?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Pretension.
(c) Religious ceremony.
(d) Will and writing.

8. Which of the following does Lewis specifically reject as a reason to allow women to be priests?
(a) Women served spiritual roles in the Old Testament.
(b) Men can be bad priests.
(c) Women are essentially equal to men.
(d) One of the apostles was said to be a woman.

9. In the title of the essay in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock", the term "in the dock" refers to a condition in which what happens?
(a) A person receives a sentence.
(b) A person passes judgement.
(c) A person is absolved of a crime.
(d) A person is judged.

10. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?
(a) Sins caused by one's actions.
(b) National sins.
(c) Shared sins.
(d) Sins caused by one's inaction.

11. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", observing the sun from the cracks of light in the roof of a toolshed is compared to what method of learning and knowing?
(a) Indirect observation.
(b) Scientific study.
(c) Confirmation bias.
(d) Introspection.

12. Which of the following does Lewis NOT see as a major adversary for Christian philosophy?
(a) Materialism.
(b) Secularism.
(c) Spiritualism.
(d) Marxism.

13. What does Lewis believe that the world must place first in order to best understand itself?
(a) Logical thought.
(b) The transcendent.
(c) Reason.
(d) Religion.

14. Lewis argues that observing things from the "outside-in" perspective is which of the following?
(a) Natural.
(b) Impossible.
(c) A gift of the spirit.
(d) Akin to meditation.

15. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?
(a) High-church.
(b) Reformed churches.
(c) Deep-church.
(d) Modernist church.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis states that language from what book needs the most explanation for an outsider to understand it?

2. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?

3. Lewis suggests that Christians attempting to communicate with the outside world should use which of the following in their speaking and writing styles?

4. Lewis' general attitude towards women who wish to serve as priests would best be described as which of the following?

5. Lewis suggests that when viewed "behind the scenes", love may appear to be what?

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