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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The general condition of mankind according to Christianity is which of the following?
(a) Satisfactory.
(b) Ideal.
(c) Incomplete.
(d) Hateful.

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

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

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

6. Lewis suggests that what viewpoint is necessary to accept the supremacy of reason?
(a) Secularism.
(b) Supernaturalism.
(c) Atheism.
(d) Materialism.

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

8. In the response Lewis writes in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what does Lewis question about the theologians who originally wrote about the conditions for a just war?
(a) Their honesty.
(b) Their educations.
(c) Their command of history.
(d) Their authority.

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

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

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

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

13. Which of the following best states Lewis' opinion on a Christian political party?
(a) It would be a liability to the church.
(b) It would be highly successful.
(c) It would drive away moderates.
(d) It would be unstable.

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

15. What does Lewis see as being wrong about the arguments of those who wish to abolish the death penalty?
(a) They have no logical basis for their claims.
(b) They imply their opponents have unworthy motivations.
(c) They don't recognize the importance of deterrence.
(d) They argue in bad faith.

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. What does Lewis believe that the world must place first in order to best understand itself?

4. In Part IV, Letter 7, "The Church's Liturgy, Invocation, and Invocation of Saints", Lewis discusses the issue of the Church of England integrating some doctrines from what faith?

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

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