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

2. What justification does Joad give for his preference of belief in Part I, Essay 1, "Evil and God"?
(a) The evil nature of man.
(b) The presence of good acts in the world.
(c) The existence of faith.
(d) The horrors of World War II.

3. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?
(a) A sense of the divine.
(b) Prayer.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Introspection.

4. Lewis contends that Christianity relates to leading a good life in what way?
(a) It is the only way to lead a good life.
(b) It is unrelated to leading a good life.
(c) All Christians lead good lives because of their faith.
(d) It helps people lead good lives.

5. If Jesus' claims about himself were false, he would best be considered which of the following?
(a) A prophet.
(b) A rabbi.
(c) A liar.
(d) A megalomaniac.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis believes that the laws of nature are NOT which of the following?

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

3. In addition to being good, Lewis states that Christianity must be defended for being which of the following?

4. What element of Christianity does Lewis specifically cite as seeming absurd to scientific thought?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the way that Lewis states that probability judgments of events in Christianity should be made?

3. Explain Lewis' argument that science does not undermine the occurrence of miracles.

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

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

6. How is Christianity transmitted, according to Lewis' writings in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?

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

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

9. Explain the distinction that Lewis makes between thinking and imagining.

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

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