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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. The terms prayer books often use to describe personal feelings would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Harsh.
(b) Sensitive.
(c) Loving.
(d) Deep.

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

3. Lewis contends that Corineous intends to treat Christianity in what way?
(a) As a provable fact.
(b) As the only valid faith.
(c) As only a myth.
(d) As an inferior religion.

4. Lewis warns against using religion and which of the following together in the wrong way?
(a) Intellect.
(b) Politics.
(c) Argument.
(d) Reason.

5. How does Lewis characterize the difference between Christian and scientific approaches to understanding the world?
(a) They are irreconcilable.
(b) They have a different atmosphere.
(c) They are two sides of the same coin.
(d) They are like two difference lenses.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Lewis believes that faith cannot be based solely on which of the following?

4. Price argues what about religion?

5. What is the title of the book discussed in Part I, Essay 13, "On the Transmission of Christianity"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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