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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 hoped that his club would adopt what type of a political viewpoint?
(a) Libertarian.
(b) Liberal.
(c) Neutral.
(d) Conservative.

2. How do secularism and paganism compare to Christianity as belief systems, according to Lewis?
(a) They are both totally invalidated by Christianity.
(b) They are both inferior to Christianity.
(c) They are both equally valid compared to Christianity.
(d) Paganism is inferior to Christianity, which is inferior to secularism.

3. According to Lewis, what is the proper way to make probability judgments about events in Christianity?
(a) According to modern science.
(b) According to a sliding scale.
(c) According to the actions of God.
(d) According to a bell curve of unlikely events.

4. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?
(a) A strawman.
(b) A generalization.
(c) A false dilemma.
(d) Special pleading.

5. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, what can be said about his moral teachings?
(a) They are unchanged.
(b) They are irrelevant.
(c) They are unclear.
(d) They are invalid.

Short Answer Questions

1. What forces alter the characters of individuals, according to Christian doctrine?

2. Price argues what about religion?

3. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?

4. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

5. Lewis believes that what type of people have a special opportunity to know God?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 17, "Answers to Question on Christianity", what is problematic for Christians about healing the sick, and why is this action acceptable anyways?

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

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

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

5. What is the difference between religion and politics, according to Lewis?

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

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

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

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

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

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