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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Lewis recommends that Christians regard rulers in what way?
(a) Disobeying them if they are not Christians.
(b) Understanding that they are not always good.
(c) Treating them as God's representatives on Earth.
(d) Obeying them completely.

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

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

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

6. What does Lewis regard as being essential to achieving the "freeborn mind"?
(a) Economic independence.
(b) An official state religion.
(c) Quality eduction.
(d) Spiritual harmony.

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

8. What is the attitude of Christianity towards self-love?
(a) It regards it as a virtue.
(b) It emphasizes it up to a point.
(c) It seeks to destroy it.
(d) It regards it as a minor sin.

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

10. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against a brewing religion centered around what?
(a) Folk magic.
(b) Science fiction.
(c) Paganism.
(d) Fantasy.

11. In Part II, Essay 11, "Priestesses in the Church?" what social event does Lewis compare the activity of the church to?
(a) A ball.
(b) A rally.
(c) A meeting.
(d) A parade.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?

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

3. In Part IV, Letter 4, "Mr. C.S. Lewis on Christianity", Lewis defends himself against an accusation that he is which of the following?

4. How relevant does Lewis believe the sex of a person to be in spiritual life?

5. Which of the following does Lewis specifically reject as a reason to allow women to be priests?

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