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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Overall, Lewis feels that vivisection should be treated in what way?
(a) It should be free from criticism.
(b) It should be criticized.
(c) It should be continued.
(d) It should be outlawed.

3. What complaint does the writer in the letter Lewis quotes in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" level against their local church?
(a) The church has neglected their village.
(b) The new pastor does not perform his duties.
(c) The church has become abusive.
(d) The local pastor is an inveterate drunk.

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

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

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

7. Lewis credits the work of what famous thinker with causing rational people to be concerned mainly with why things are true, rather than whether or not they are true?
(a) Descartes
(b) Kant.
(c) Freud.
(d) Hume.

8. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?
(a) He denies that it could be created.
(b) He cautions against it.
(c) He endorses it.
(d) He doesn't think it would be worthwhile for most.

9. 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) Confirmation bias.
(b) Indirect observation.
(c) Introspection.
(d) Scientific study.

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

11. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?
(a) The balance of order and freedom.
(b) A living wage.
(c) Taxation.
(d) Security.

12. What do most people believe about national repentance?
(a) It is unnatural.
(b) It is a good idea.
(c) It is abhorrent.
(d) It is unavoidable.

13. 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.

14. What does Lewis advise translators not to do in creating modern translations of the bible?
(a) Water it down.
(b) Use the original Aramaic.
(c) Consult the Catholic church.
(d) Use idioms.

15. 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 is absolved of a crime.
(b) A person receives a sentence.
(c) A person passes judgement.
(d) A person is judged.

Short Answer Questions

1. What concept must be warred against according to Christianity?

2. Lewis advocates therapy for criminal offenders of what type?

3. What is Lewis' opinion of church hymns?

4. Lewis states that the opinion that only experts should read old literature is very common in what field?

5. Lewis fears that doctrinal issues will be settled with changes in what?

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