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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 did the woman see in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?
(a) A ghost.
(b) God.
(c) A halo.
(d) An angel.

2. The content of Part I, Essay 20, "The Pains of Animals" is mostly concerned with what?
(a) That animals do not suffer pain.
(b) Why animals suffer pain.
(c) Whether animals suffer pain at all.
(d) How human pain is like the pain of animals.

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

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

5. How is Christianity related to spiritualism, according to Lewis?
(a) Spiritualism is a subset of Christian beliefs.
(b) Spiritualism is equally valid compared to Christianity.
(c) Christianity invalidates spiritualism.
(d) It is not a form of spiritualism.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis believe the state of the argument between himself and Joan the subject of human pain to be?

2. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?

3. Lewis denies that animals have which of the following?

4. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the role of apologetics?

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

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

5. What argument does Lewis make to suggest that science incapable of invalidating religion?

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

7. How are schoolboys taught Christianity in England?

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

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

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

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