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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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) A minor miracle.
(d) Incidental confirmation of biblical authenticity.

3. Which of the following best states Lewis' opinion on a Christian political party?
(a) It would be a liability to the church.
(b) It would be unstable.
(c) It would be highly successful.
(d) It would drive away moderates.

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

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

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

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

8. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?
(a) National sins.
(b) Sins caused by one's actions.
(c) Sins caused by one's inaction.
(d) Shared sins.

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

10. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?
(a) Scientists.
(b) Dissenting Christians.
(c) Philosophers.
(d) Unbelievers.

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

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

13. Bulverism is essentially antithetical to what?
(a) Theism.
(b) Logic.
(c) Reason.
(d) Faith.

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

15. Lewis believed that in his time, what was happening to anti-Christian doctrines?
(a) They were very strong.
(b) They were unpopular.
(c) They were being discredited.
(d) They were on the rise.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Overall, Lewis feels that vivisection should be treated in what way?

3. What does Lewis see as being wrong about the arguments of those who wish to abolish the death penalty?

4. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?

5. What does Lewis regard as being essential to achieving the "freeborn mind"?

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