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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 types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?
(a) Contemporary political matters.
(b) Theological and philosophical matters.
(c) Social and religious matters.
(d) Ethical and moral matters.
2. Pittenger does not believe there is a scriptural basis for which of Jesus' claims?
(a) To have divine authority.
(b) To be the son of God.
(c) To be able to work miracles.
(d) To have been resurrected.
3. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?
4. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?
(a) Syntactical uniqueness.
(b) The ground of being.
(c) Objective reality.
(d) An equitable plane.
5. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?
(a) To prove the superiority of mankind.
(b) To respond to a personal letter not meant for publication.
(c) To provide a simple framework for discussion.
(d) To rebut arguments against God's existence.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?
2. Why should the Gospels not be considered legend?
3. What does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?
4. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
5. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" uses a metaphor that compares Jesus to which of the following?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?
2. What is an "animal stage"?
3. Why does the answering of prayers not always necessitate supernatural intervention?
4. According to Lewis, how are laws of nature, causes, events, and the creator related?
5. 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?
6. Explain Lewis' argument that science does not undermine the occurrence of miracles.
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 is the difference between religion and politics, according to Lewis?
9. What two premises are necessary for belief in miracles, according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?
10. How is Christianity transmitted, according to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
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