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

2. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
(a) Modern.
(b) Historical.
(c) Figurative.
(d) Literal.

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

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

5. Lewis contends that Corineous intends to treat Christianity in what way?
(a) As an inferior religion.
(b) As a provable fact.
(c) As only a myth.
(d) As the only valid faith.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis, how do many Westerners react to miraculous experiences?

2. Joad argues that Lewis' point about animal stages does not apply to what type of animals?

3. According to Lewis, Christianity holds what believe about myth?

4. According to Lewis, what is the most important miraculous event in Christianity?

5. Lewis contends that real change in a person occurs in what way?

Short Essay Questions

1. What mistakes does Lewis believe that the Bishop of Woolwich makes in his arguments about scripture?

2. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 1, "Dangers of National Repentance", what dangers does national repentance present?

3. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 2, "Two Ways with the Self", what apparent contradiction exists in Christianity regarding self-love, and how is it resolved?

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

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

6. 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?

7. Explain one example of the problem with trying too hard to look at a problem "behind the scenes".

8. Why does Lewis believe that philosophy alone is insufficient for faith?

9. What problem does Lewis identify in the rules discussed in Part IV, Letter 1, "Conditions for a Just War"?

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

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