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

2. Lewis points out that the question of being good without being a Christian should be applied to which of the following?
(a) Secular atheists.
(b) Society as a whole.
(c) The individual.
(d) Non-Christian theists.

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

4. One of the options that Joad believed rational persons were forced to choose from is most like what world religion?
(a) Zoroastrianism.
(b) Christianity.
(c) Islam.
(d) Judaism.

5. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?
(a) Modern Heretics.
(b) How Heathen is Britain?
(c) The Godless Child.
(d) Earth Without God.

Short Answer Questions

1. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, what can be said about his moral teachings?

2. Lewis would describe Jesus' moral teachings as being which of the following?

3. How does Lewis characterize the difference between Christian and scientific approaches to understanding the world?

4. What types of matters did the member's of Lewis' club discuss?

5. According to materialism, reasoning is the result of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the answering of prayers not always necessitate supernatural intervention?

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

3. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

4. How are schoolboys taught Christianity in England?

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

6. What is the theory of dualism?

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

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

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

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

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