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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?
(a) Lost causes.
(b) Triumphant.
(c) Wise.
(d) Redemptive.

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

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

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

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

7. Lewis disagrees with what common response to crime?
(a) Hard labor.
(b) Incarceration.
(c) The death penalty.
(d) Therapy.

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

9. 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.

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

11. Lewis argues that observing things from the "inside" is which of the following?
(a) Impossible.
(b) Inaccurate.
(c) Part of a larger analysis.
(d) The ideal method.

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

13. Lewis argues that the character of Christianity suggests what type of a role for God?
(a) A masculine one.
(b) A nurturing one.
(c) A judgmental one.
(d) A gender-neutral one.

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

15. 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) A snake-oil salesman.
(c) An imbecile.
(d) A demagogue.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?

2. What is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?

3. In the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what is the final condition?

4. What is the primary importance of Christmas to Lewis?

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

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