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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 forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Witnessing or proselytizing.
(c) God.
(d) Meditation and confession.

2. In Part I, Essay 8, "Laws of Nature", what was the woman praying for her son to survive?
(a) Terminal cancer.
(b) A surgery.
(c) Injuries from a car crash.
(d) A battle.

3. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?
(a) Unfinished.
(b) Speculative.
(c) Crude.
(d) Illogical.

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

5. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?
(a) Unknown physical processes.
(b) Classical physics.
(c) Movements in the brain.
(d) Quantum uncertainties.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis suggests that arguments for or against God's existence are which of the following?

2. Lewis asserts that what is necessary in order to know what is "good"?

3. According to Lewis, how does God view death?

4. The argument that human suffering proves that God does not exist is best described as which of the following?

5. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is an "animal stage"?

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

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

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

5. What is the theory of dualism?

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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