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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?
(a) It is usually wrong.
(b) It is always good.
(c) It is neutral.
(d) It is nearly always bad.

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

3. Lewis advocates therapy for criminal offenders of what type?
(a) Children.
(b) The clinically insane.
(c) Former victims.
(d) Repeat offenders.

4. Lewis suggests that when viewed "behind the scenes", love may appear to be what?
(a) Physiological.
(b) Biological.
(c) Imaginary.
(d) Psychological.

5. Lewis attributes most of the reduction in church attendance in England to what?
(a) The lack of laws for compulsory attendance.
(b) Materialism.
(c) The lack of a central authority for the Church of England.
(d) Secular government.

6. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?
(a) It was not the same miracle as the birth of Jesus Christ.
(b) It was perfectly ordinary.
(c) It was not foretold by prophecy.
(d) It was almost certainly miraculous.

7. Lewis argues that the commercialism of Christmas is what?
(a) An affront to the church.
(b) Excessive and idolatrous.
(c) Not Christ-like in any respect.
(d) Painful and involuntary.

8. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?
(a) Influence.
(b) Poll numbers.
(c) Membership.
(d) Theological authority.

9. Lewis suggests that the Anglican church and what other denomination have a more commonalities than differences?
(a) The Lutheran Church.
(b) The Methodist Church.
(c) The Evangelical Church.
(d) The Church of Later Day Saints.

10. What problem does Lewis identify in the English justice system with regard to victims?
(a) Victims are protected less than the criminals.
(b) Victims are given no status in English culture.
(c) Victims are not allowed to directly testify.
(d) Victims are not allowed to be present at convictions.

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

12. Bulverism is essentially antithetical to what?
(a) Reason.
(b) Faith.
(c) Logic.
(d) Theism.

13. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", how can humans observe the "sun" directly?
(a) Through divine inspiration.
(b) By setting aside prior commitments.
(c) Through religious doctrine.
(d) It is impossible.

14. What is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?
(a) He is firmly against it.
(b) He is quietly in favor of it.
(c) He endorses it.
(d) He is totally neutral on the subject.

15. What concept must be warred against according to Christianity?
(a) Judgmentalism.
(b) Greed.
(c) The ego.
(d) Reason.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis believed that in his time, what was happening to anti-Christian doctrines?

2. Lewis argues that the character of Christianity suggests what type of a role for God?

3. Lewis recommends that Christians regard rulers in what way?

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

5. Which of the following does Lewis NOT see as a major adversary for Christian philosophy?

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