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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. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
(a) The Godless Child.
(b) Earth Without God.
(c) How Heathen is Britain?
(d) Modern Heretics.

2. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?
(a) A sense of the divine.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Introspection.

3. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They define each other.
(b) They are co-dependent.
(c) They are inseparable.
(d) They cannot explain one another.

4. Lewis suggests that arguments for or against God's existence are which of the following?
(a) All incorrect.
(b) Powerful.
(c) Foolish.
(d) Intricate.

5. Which of the following is one word Lewis uses to describe religions that he views to be true?
(a) Tough.
(b) Light.
(c) Fluid.
(d) Thick.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis states that according to dualism, why is the concept of good itself good?

2. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?

3. How does Lewis view the laws of the universe?

4. According to Lewis, what is the proper way to make probability judgments about events in Christianity?

5. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" uses a metaphor that compares Jesus to which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Dr. Pittenger say about Lewis' arguments in his earlier works?

2. What is the role of apologetics?

3. What mistakes does Lewis believe that the Bishop of Woolwich makes in his arguments about scripture?

4. Explain Lewis' argument that science does not undermine the occurrence of miracles.

5. According to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 19, "What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ", what possible contradiction makes it difficult to discount the miracles associated with the life of Jesus?

6. According to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 17, "Answers to Question on Christianity", what is problematic for Christians about healing the sick, and why is this action acceptable anyways?

7. What is the essential conflict between dogma and knowledge according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Dogma and the Universe"?

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

9. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

10. What does Joad argue in his original 1941 article, "Evil and God"?

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