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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who was the father of St John the Baptist?
(a) Saul.
(b) Cyrus.
(c) Zacharias.
(d) Simon of Galilee.

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

7. The general condition of mankind according to Christianity is which of the following?
(a) Hateful.
(b) Ideal.
(c) Satisfactory.
(d) Incomplete.

8. 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.

9. What concept must be warred against according to Christianity?
(a) Judgmentalism.
(b) Reason.
(c) Greed.
(d) The ego.

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

11. How many conditions were laid on in the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War"?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

12. What complaint does the writer in the letter Lewis quotes in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" level against their local church?
(a) The church has become abusive.
(b) The church has neglected their village.
(c) The local pastor is an inveterate drunk.
(d) The new pastor does not perform his duties.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?

2. One of the lectures presented in Part II, Essay 5, "Two Lectures" suggests that evolution is what?

3. Lewis suggests that the Anglican church and what other denomination have a more commonalities than differences?

4. Lewis believes that sexual permissiveness will eventually result an a society unfriendly to what group?

5. What philosopher does Lewis quote in Part IV, Letter 12, "Capital Punishment and Death Penalty"?

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