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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Hume.
(b) Freud.
(c) Kant.
(d) Descartes

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

3. Which of the following does Lewis specifically reject as a reason to allow women to be priests?
(a) Men can be bad priests.
(b) Women are essentially equal to men.
(c) Women served spiritual roles in the Old Testament.
(d) One of the apostles was said to be a woman.

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

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

6. What is one reason Lewis gives in support of women serving as priests?
(a) They would attract a more liberal following.
(b) They are probably as capable as men.
(c) They tend to be compassionate.
(d) There is a shortage of priests.

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

8. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?
(a) Deep-church.
(b) High-church.
(c) Reformed churches.
(d) Modernist church.

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

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

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

12. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Sex.
(c) Drinking.
(d) Violence.

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

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

15. 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?
(a) The Unitarians.
(b) The Catholic Church.
(c) The Presbyterians.
(d) The Eastern Orthodox Church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis advise translators not to do in creating modern translations of the bible?

2. What do most people believe about national repentance?

3. In Part II, Essay 11, "Priestesses in the Church?" what social event does Lewis compare the activity of the church to?

4. Lewis recommends that Christians regard rulers in what way?

5. Lewis states that language from what book needs the most explanation for an outsider to understand it?

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