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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Lewis advise translators not to do in creating modern translations of the bible?
(a) Consult the Catholic church.
(b) Use idioms.
(c) Water it down.
(d) Use the original Aramaic.

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

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

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

6. 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 command of history.
(b) Their educations.
(c) Their honesty.
(d) Their authority.

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

8. Lewis believes that Humanitarianism can lead to what outcome?
(a) More first-time offenders.
(b) Tyranny.
(c) Bureaucracy.
(d) Recidivism.

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

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

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

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

13. Lewis' general attitude towards women who wish to serve as priests would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Respect.
(b) Criticism.
(c) Interrogation.
(d) Scorn.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the attitude of Christianity towards self-love?

2. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?

3. Lewis suggests that when viewed "behind the scenes", love may appear to be what?

4. What is Lewis' opinion about most Christian writing?

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

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