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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following does Lewis NOT see as a major adversary for Christian philosophy?
(a) Secularism.
(b) Marxism.
(c) Materialism.
(d) Spiritualism.

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

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

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

5. 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 denies that it could be created.
(c) He cautions against it.
(d) He endorses it.

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

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

8. What is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?
(a) He is totally neutral on the subject.
(b) He endorses it.
(c) He is quietly in favor of it.
(d) He is firmly against it.

9. Lewis argues that observing things from the "outside-in" perspective is which of the following?
(a) A gift of the spirit.
(b) Akin to meditation.
(c) Impossible.
(d) Natural.

10. In Part II, Essay 16, "Cross-Examination", Lewis specifically denies that an experience of God can be brought on through what means?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Pretension.
(c) Religious ceremony.
(d) Will and writing.

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

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

13. 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 highly successful.
(c) It would be unstable.
(d) It would drive away moderates.

14. Lewis recommends that Christians regard rulers in what way?
(a) Understanding that they are not always good.
(b) Disobeying them if they are not Christians.
(c) Obeying them completely.
(d) Treating them as God's representatives on Earth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part II, Essay 11, "Priestesses in the Church?" what social event does Lewis compare the activity of the church to?

2. Lewis believes that Humanitarianism can lead to what outcome?

3. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?

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

5. Lewis suggests that the Anglican church and what other denomination have a more commonalities than differences?

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