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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?
(a) There is a large body of commentary on such books.
(b) To prevent a bias.
(c) Modern literature is abjectly bad.
(d) In order to gain perspective.

2. 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.

3. What is Lewis' opinion of the tendency of Christmas shopping to stimulate the economy?
(a) He believes it is not worth the other costs.
(b) He endorses it.
(c) He doesn't believe arbitrary consumption helps it.
(d) He denies that people spend more near Christmas.

4. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", observing the sun from the cracks of light in the roof of a toolshed is compared to what method of learning and knowing?
(a) Confirmation bias.
(b) Scientific study.
(c) Introspection.
(d) Indirect observation.

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

6. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Violence.
(c) Sex.
(d) Drinking.

7. 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 have no logical basis for their claims.
(c) They imply their opponents have unworthy motivations.
(d) They argue in bad faith.

8. 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 Catholic Church.
(b) The Unitarians.
(c) The Eastern Orthodox Church.
(d) The Presbyterians.

9. What philosopher does Lewis quote in Part IV, Letter 12, "Capital Punishment and Death Penalty"?
(a) Leibniz.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Trotsky.
(d) Demosthenes.

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

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

12. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?
(a) Changes over many editions.
(b) The evolution of language.
(c) Evolving doctrine.
(d) Changed social mores.

13. Lewis believes that sexual permissiveness will eventually result an a society unfriendly to what group?
(a) Women.
(b) Children.
(c) Married couples.
(d) The elderly.

14. 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 neglected their village.
(b) The local pastor is an inveterate drunk.
(c) The church has become abusive.
(d) The new pastor does not perform his duties.

15. Lewis notes that disagreements from Christian history appear small in what context?
(a) From a scriptural perspective.
(b) From a historical perspective.
(c) From a layman's point of view.
(d) From outside the church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?

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. What does Lewis advise translators not to do in creating modern translations of the bible?

4. What is one reason Lewis gives in support of women serving as priests?

5. Lewis argues that observing things from the "inside" is which of the following?

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