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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Lewis suggests that the Anglican church and what other denomination have a more commonalities than differences?
(a) The Methodist Church.
(b) The Lutheran Church.
(c) The Church of Later Day Saints.
(d) The Evangelical Church.

3. What is Lewis' opinion about most Christian writing?
(a) It is bad.
(b) It is inaccurate.
(c) It is not persuasive enough.
(d) It is not aggressive enough.

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

5. What is Lewis' opinion of church hymns?
(a) They drive away converts.
(b) They are probably not spiritual.
(c) They keep church attendance high.
(d) They are very important.

6. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?
(a) It is always good.
(b) It is neutral.
(c) It is nearly always bad.
(d) It is usually wrong.

7. One theory about ethics and philosophy is that they grew out of what?
(a) The natural order.
(b) Primate behaviors.
(c) Religious dogma.
(d) Early taboos.

8. In Part IV, Letter 4, "Mr. C.S. Lewis on Christianity", Lewis defends himself against an accusation that he is which of the following?
(a) A tyrant.
(b) An imbecile.
(c) A demagogue.
(d) A snake-oil salesman.

9. What is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?
(a) He is firmly against it.
(b) He is totally neutral on the subject.
(c) He endorses it.
(d) He is quietly in favor of it.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Lewis argues against discounting an argument just because the speaker does what?
(a) Changes his opinion.
(b) Expresses himself poorly.
(c) Makes a fool of himself.
(d) Ignores his own advice.

Short Answer Questions

1. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?

2. 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?

3. Lewis suggests that Christians attempting to communicate with the outside world should use which of the following in their speaking and writing styles?

4. What qualities does Lewis ascribe to the King James Version of the bible?

5. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?

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