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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, Christianity holds what believe about myth?
(a) It became fact.
(b) It is more important than facts.
(c) It is of equal importance with facts.
(d) It is less important than facts.

2. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?
(a) Theological and philosophical matters.
(b) Ethical and moral matters.
(c) Social and religious matters.
(d) Contemporary political matters.

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

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

5. According to Lewis, what should Christians do about death?
(a) Accept it as God's will.
(b) Try to prevent it.
(c) Pray for it.
(d) Never forget about its presence.

Short Answer Questions

1. The philosopher that Lewis responds to in Part I, Essay 23, "Must Our Image of God Go?" holds what position?

2. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?

3. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?

4. What belief does Lewis reject in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?

5. According to Lewis, how does God view death?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the problem with relying only on experience according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?

4. 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?

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

6. What does Dr. Pittenger say about Lewis' arguments in his earlier works?

7. What is the theory of dualism?

8. What are the problems with dualism, according to Lewis?

9. According to Lewis, how are laws of nature, causes, events, and the creator related?

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

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