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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Indirect observation.
(b) Scientific study.
(c) Introspection.
(d) Confirmation bias.

3. How relevant does Lewis believe the sex of a person to be in spiritual life?
(a) It is of only minor importance.
(b) It is critical.
(c) It is only important in some respects.
(d) It is irrelevant.

4. What problem does Lewis identify in the English justice system with regard to victims?
(a) Victims are not allowed to be present at convictions.
(b) Victims are given no status in English culture.
(c) Victims are protected less than the criminals.
(d) Victims are not allowed to directly testify.

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

6. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?
(a) Influence.
(b) Membership.
(c) Theological authority.
(d) Poll numbers.

7. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", how can humans observe the "sun" directly?
(a) Through divine inspiration.
(b) By setting aside prior commitments.
(c) It is impossible.
(d) Through religious doctrine.

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

9. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Lewis gives for rejecting the concept of females serving as priests?
(a) It would threaten the unity of the church.
(b) It would increase divisions with other churches.
(c) There is no scriptural basis for it.
(d) It is too great a break from tradition.

10. 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.

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

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

13. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?
(a) The balance of order and freedom.
(b) Security.
(c) Taxation.
(d) A living wage.

14. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?
(a) He doesn't think it would be worthwhile for most.
(b) He cautions against it.
(c) He endorses it.
(d) He denies that it could be created.

15. 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?
(a) Their authority.
(b) Their educations.
(c) Their command of history.
(d) Their honesty.

Short Answer Questions

1. What war do most of Lewis' countrymen believe their nation had a part in starting?

2. Lewis suggests that what viewpoint is necessary to accept the supremacy of reason?

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

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

5. Lewis argues against discounting an argument just because the speaker does what?

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