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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. How does Lewis state that he "wants" to interpret the Christian creeds?
(a) As being totally literal.
(b) In scientific terms.
(c) As metaphors.
(d) Less literally.

2. Lewis contends that good and evil powers share what relationship?
(a) They define each other.
(b) They are inseparable.
(c) They cannot explain one another.
(d) They are co-dependent.

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

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

5. Which of the following is one word Lewis uses to describe religions that he views to be true?
(a) Tough.
(b) Thick.
(c) Light.
(d) Fluid.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis hoped that his club would adopt what type of a political viewpoint?

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

3. Lewis emphasizes what about the evils of World War II?

4. Which of the following is not a good use of apologetics, according to Lewis?

5. Corineous asserts that Christianity is which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are schoolboys taught Christianity in England?

2. What is the theory of dualism?

3. Why does Lewis believe that pain is evidence of the existence of God?

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

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

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. 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?

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

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

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