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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Lewis' opinion of church hymns?
(a) They keep church attendance high.
(b) They drive away converts.
(c) They are very important.
(d) They are probably not spiritual.

3. Lewis states that language from what book needs the most explanation for an outsider to understand it?
(a) The New Testament.
(b) The King James Version of the bible.
(c) The Old Testament.
(d) The old prayer book.

4. In Part II, Essay 11, "Priestesses in the Church?" what social event does Lewis compare the activity of the church to?
(a) A rally.
(b) A ball.
(c) A meeting.
(d) A parade.

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

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

7. Lewis argues that favoring the indirect view is typical of what era?
(a) The classical era.
(b) The enlightenment.
(c) The modern world.
(d) The renaissance.

8. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?
(a) Triumphant.
(b) Wise.
(c) Lost causes.
(d) Redemptive.

9. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?
(a) It can be explained through natural processes.
(b) It is unimportant metaphorically.
(c) It was a historically documented miracle.
(d) It is probably fictional.

10. One of the lectures presented in Part II, Essay 5, "Two Lectures" suggests that evolution is what?
(a) An established fact.
(b) Marginally scientific.
(c) Contrary to scripture.
(d) Continuous progress.

11. Lewis states that the opinion that only experts should read old literature is very common in what field?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Theology.
(c) Science.
(d) Politics.

12. How many conditions were laid on in the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War"?
(a) Six.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

13. The letter that Lewis passes on in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" is from what kind of person?
(a) An elderly woman.
(b) A lawyer.
(c) A priest.
(d) A young man.

14. Which of the following is one of the difficulties in engaging the average Englishmen in a theological discussion?
(a) Secular thought.
(b) Educational differences.
(c) Linguistic differences.
(d) Insistence on logic over intuition.

15. 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) Dissenting Christians.
(d) Scientists.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, why can the church not treat people at "neuters", as does the state?

2. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?

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

4. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?

5. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?

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