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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. Pittenger does not believe there is a scriptural basis for which of Jesus' claims?
(a) To have divine authority.
(b) To be able to work miracles.
(c) To have been resurrected.
(d) To be the son of God.

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

3. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?
(a) They will be unable to lead good lives.
(b) They will feel more fulfilled.
(c) They will be able to lead moral lives.
(d) They will feel empty.

4. According to his speech in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics", what terms does Lewis prefer to speak on?
(a) Emotional terms.
(b) Intellectual terms.
(c) Religious terms.
(d) Scientific terms.

5. What does Joad say about standard attempt to explain the problem of human pain?
(a) They are internally inconsistent.
(b) They are insufficient.
(c) They are confusing.
(d) They make sense.

Short Answer Questions

1. Joad believed that various philosophical theories of human evolution were which of the following?

2. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?

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

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the criticisms that Lewis lays against the common English person in Part I Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?

5. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 15, "Before We Can Communicate", what challenges do Christians face in dealing with non-believing Englishmen?

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

6. 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?

7. Explain Lewis' argument that science does not undermine the occurrence of miracles.

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

9. According to Lewis, how could a Materialist lead a good life without Christianity?

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

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