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

2. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?
(a) Intellect.
(b) Reason.
(c) Politics.
(d) Argument.

3. What belief does Joad recommend in the writings that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Agnosticism.
(b) Deism.
(c) Dualism.
(d) Monotheism.

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

5. Lewis contends that real change in a person occurs in what way?
(a) In their place in the community.
(b) With internal thoughts and feelings.
(c) Slowly and usually not at all.
(d) With external behaviors.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Christianity transmitted?

2. How does Lewis suggest that higher animals might be able to achieve immortality?

3. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?

4. Apologetics is best described as which of the following?

5. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is the role of apologetics?

6. What is the purpose of the prayer books according to Lewis?

7. 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?

8. What is the theory of dualism?

9. How is Christianity transmitted, according to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?

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

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