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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 lacking everything that goodness has.
(b) It is the opposite of good.
(c) It is syntactically identical to good.
(d) It is a perversion of good.

2. Lewis asserts that what is necessary in order to know what is "good"?
(a) Christian faith.
(b) Introspection.
(c) A creed or world view.
(d) Dogma.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the criticisms that Lewis lays against the common English person in Part I Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?
(a) They have no sense of sin.
(b) They are intellectually dishonest.
(c) They distrust ancient texts.
(d) They know little about history.

4. What does Lewis state is left over from the Christian creeds after modern science is accounted for?
(a) Historical events only.
(b) Psalms, stories, and proverbs.
(c) Genealogies.
(d) Many supernatural events.

5. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?
(a) Never forget about its presence.
(b) Accept it as God's will.
(c) Try to prevent it.
(d) Pray for it.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part I, Essay 8, "Laws of Nature", what was the woman praying for her son to survive?

2. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?

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

4. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?

5. Why, according to Lewis, are good and evil paired together?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. According to Lewis, what distinction does Christianity carry, compared to other religions?

7. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

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

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

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

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