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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) Meditation and confession.
(b) Witnessing or proselytizing.
(c) God.
(d) Prayer.

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

3. What belief has had the biggest effect on the decrease in reports of miracles?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Materialism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Atheism.

4. Lewis' books were generally intended to bridge the gap between what types of writing?
(a) Scientific and theological.
(b) Philosophical and historical.
(c) Scholarly and popular.
(d) Persuasive and religious.

5. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They are inseparable.
(b) They define each other.
(c) They cannot explain one another.
(d) They are co-dependent.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did the woman believe the vision she experienced in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles" was?

3. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?

4. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the role of apologetics?

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

6. What is an "animal stage"?

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

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

9. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

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

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