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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 does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?
(a) Prayer.
(b) Personal introspection.
(c) Theological reading.
(d) Debate.

2. What does Lewis believe the state of the argument between himself and Joan the subject of human pain to be?
(a) Joad has bested him.
(b) They are at an impasse.
(c) He is correct but Joad will not admit it.
(d) They are in agreement.

3. What belief does Joad recommend in the writings that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Agnosticism.
(c) Monotheism.
(d) Deism.

4. What did the woman believe the vision she experienced in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles" was?
(a) A hallucination.
(b) A prophecy.
(c) Her imagination.
(d) A divine vision.

5. What are the most likely products of a state-administered religion?
(a) Religious revolt.
(b) Political dissent.
(c) Conformity and servility.
(d) Emigration and servility.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?

2. Lewis denies that animals have which of the following?

3. Lewis contends that dualism gives evil what natures?

4. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?

5. What surprised Lewis about the club that he formed?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reasons does Lewis give for being uninterested in hymns?

2. What reasons does Lewis give to support the idea of women serving as priests?

3. Why does Lewis believe that an outside-in perspective is impossible to attain?

4. How are schoolboys taught Christianity in England?

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. Explain the logical fallacy that Lewis cautions against in Part III, Essay 3, "The Sermon and the Lunch"?

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

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