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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?
(a) Sins caused by one's inaction.
(b) National sins.
(c) Shared sins.
(d) Sins caused by one's actions.

2. Lewis would most likely explain the creation of wine through natural processes as which of the following?
(a) A minor miracle.
(b) A metaphor.
(c) Incidental confirmation of biblical authenticity.
(d) A part of God's design.

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

4. According to Lewis, why can the church not treat people at "neuters", as does the state?
(a) It deals directly with life and death.
(b) Only women can create new life.
(c) It is a mystical body.
(d) Men have a special role in the bible.

5. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?
(a) It was almost certainly miraculous.
(b) It was not the same miracle as the birth of Jesus Christ.
(c) It was perfectly ordinary.
(d) It was not foretold by prophecy.

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

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

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

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

10. 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 Presbyterians.
(c) The Eastern Orthodox Church.
(d) The Catholic Church.

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

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

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

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

15. Most female spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were which of the following?
(a) Rabbis.
(b) Judges.
(c) Prophets.
(d) Priests.

Short Answer Questions

1. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?

2. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?

3. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?

4. What complaint does the writer in the letter Lewis quotes in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" level against their local church?

5. Lewis argues that the character of Christianity suggests what type of a role for God?

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