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

2. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?
(a) They were overestimated.
(b) They were largely undocumented.
(c) They cannot be completely known.
(d) They were not unique.

3. What does Lewis believe about the importance of experience?
(a) It is totally unimportant.
(b) It is always distorted and unreliable.
(c) It is of paramount importance.
(d) It proves nothing on its own.

4. The club that Lewis founded took its name from what philosopher?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Demosthenes.
(d) Kant.

5. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) The existence of faith.
(b) The evil nature of man.
(c) The horrors of World War II.
(d) The presence of good acts in the world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What element of modern science does Lewis contend to be most problematic for Christianity?

2. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?

3. What belief has had the biggest effect on the decrease in reports of miracles?

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

5. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?

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

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

4. What justification does Lewis use to explain that the universe is not meaningless?

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

6. Explain the way that Lewis states that probability judgments of events in Christianity should be made?

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

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

10. What is the role of apologetics?

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