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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. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, what can be said about his moral teachings?
(a) They are invalid.
(b) They are irrelevant.
(c) They are unchanged.
(d) They are unclear.

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

3. According to his speech in Part I, Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics", what terms does Lewis prefer to speak on?
(a) Emotional terms.
(b) Scientific terms.
(c) Intellectual terms.
(d) Religious terms.

4. Which of the following is one of the options that Joad believed rational persons must choose from?
(a) Universalism.
(b) Moral relativism.
(c) Monotheism.
(d) Athiesm.

5. Pittenger believes that Lewis' argument against naturalism is really a response to what kind of an argument?
(a) A strawman.
(b) Special pleading.
(c) A false dilemma.
(d) A generalization.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis cite as being an important part of the intellectual challenge of faith?

2. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", what state does Lewis assert that the concepts of good and evil have failed to reach?

3. What was Lewis' intent in his original writings about the pain of animals?

4. In Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God", Lewis contends what about evil?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What two premises are necessary for belief in miracles, according to Lewis' argument in Part I, Essay 2, "Miracles"?

2. How are schoolboys taught Christianity in England?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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