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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Lewis suggests that Christians attempting to communicate with the outside world should use which of the following in their speaking and writing styles?
(a) Wit.
(b) Brevity.
(c) Idioms.
(d) Humor.

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

4. Lewis believes that sexual permissiveness will eventually result an a society unfriendly to what group?
(a) Married couples.
(b) Women.
(c) The elderly.
(d) Children.

5. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?
(a) Changes over many editions.
(b) Evolving doctrine.
(c) The evolution of language.
(d) Changed social mores.

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

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

8. Who was the father of St John the Baptist?
(a) Simon of Galilee.
(b) Saul.
(c) Zacharias.
(d) Cyrus.

9. What core concept in Christianity does Lewis believe to be unfamiliar to most Englishmen?
(a) Free will.
(b) Judgment.
(c) Sin.
(d) Forgiveness.

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

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

12. 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 educations.
(b) Their honesty.
(c) Their command of history.
(d) Their authority.

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

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

15. How relevant does Lewis believe the sex of a person to be in spiritual life?
(a) It is only important in some respects.
(b) It is irrelevant.
(c) It is of only minor importance.
(d) It is critical.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?

4. The philosopher J.J.C. Smart distinguishes between whether an institution of moral rules is a good and idea and what?

5. Lewis attributes most of the reduction in church attendance in England to what?

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