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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Lewis argues that observing things from the "inside" is which of the following?
(a) Impossible.
(b) Inaccurate.
(c) The ideal method.
(d) Part of a larger analysis.

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

4. Lewis notes that disagreements from Christian history appear small in what context?
(a) From a layman's point of view.
(b) From a historical perspective.
(c) From a scriptural perspective.
(d) From outside the church.

5. Lewis fears that doctrinal issues will be settled with changes in what?
(a) Politics.
(b) Church loyalties.
(c) Scriptural wording.
(d) Liturgy.

6. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?
(a) Conversion.
(b) Suppressing rival Christian sects.
(c) Charity.
(d) Public interest.

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

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

9. 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 Methodist Church.
(d) The Evangelical Church.

10. The philosopher J.J.C. Smart distinguishes between whether an institution of moral rules is a good and idea and what?
(a) What is ordained by faith.
(b) Whether it can be implemented.
(c) One's own moral beliefs.
(d) What is just.

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

12. What war do most of Lewis' countrymen believe their nation had a part in starting?
(a) The Cold War.
(b) World War II.
(c) The Falklands Island War.
(d) The Vietnam War.

13. 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 command of history.
(c) Their authority.
(d) Their educations.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?

3. What core concept in Christianity does Lewis believe to be unfamiliar to most Englishmen?

4. What do most people believe about national repentance?

5. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?

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