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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following religions does Lewis suggest cannot be believed without the occurrence of miraculous events?
(a) Islam.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Polytheism.
(d) Buddhism.

2. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis states that according to dualism, why is the concept of good itself good?
(a) We prefer it.
(b) It is not evil.
(c) It promotes life.
(d) It is objectively superior.

3. Lewis states that sound value theories demand what of a definition of evil?
(a) It is the opposite of good.
(b) It is syntactically identical to good.
(c) It is a perversion of good.
(d) It is lacking everything that goodness has.

4. Lewis contends that dualism gives evil what natures?
(a) Banal and undefined.
(b) Real and immutable.
(c) Empty and vacuous.
(d) Substantive and positive.

5. According to Lewis, how do many Westerners react to miraculous experiences?
(a) It shakes their beliefs.
(b) They reinterpret them.
(c) They ignore them.
(d) They do not report them.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the woman believe the vision she experienced in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles" was?

2. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?

3. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?

4. Lewis believes that what type of people have a special opportunity to know God?

5. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two premises are necessary for belief in miracles, according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?

2. What are the problems with dualism, according to Lewis?

3. Explain the way that Lewis states that probability judgments of events in Christianity should be made?

4. Why does Lewis believe that the gospels are not legend?

5. Explain the distinction that Lewis makes between thinking and imagining.

6. What is the theory of dualism?

7. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

8. What does Lewis believe about the roles of suffering and discomfort in Christianity?

9. According to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 12, "Man or Rabbit?", what are the difficulties of using Christianity to become a better person ?

10. What is the problem with relying only on experience according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?

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