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

2. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?
(a) That it was so successful intellectually.
(b) That it was imitated by many others.
(c) That there are not more like it.
(d) That it grew so quickly.

3. Lewis contends that Corineous intends to treat Christianity in what way?
(a) As an inferior religion.
(b) As a provable fact.
(c) As only a myth.
(d) As the only valid faith.

4. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Materialism.
(b) Modernism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Atheism.

5. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?
(a) Begging the question.
(b) Syntactically unsound.
(c) Prima facie.
(d) A strawman argument.

Short Answer Questions

1. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

2. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?

3. The club that Lewis founded took its name from what philosopher?

4. According to Lewis, what, besides humans, experiences pain?

5. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the answering of prayers not always necessitate supernatural intervention?

2. Why does Lewis believe that pain is evidence of the existence of God?

3. According to Lewis, how could a Materialist lead a good life without Christianity?

4. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

5. Why does Lewis believe that philosophy alone is insufficient for faith?

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

7. According to Lewis, how are laws of nature, causes, events, and the creator related?

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

9. Why did Lewis formulate his theories about the suffering of animals?

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

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