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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. Lewis admits that his earlier writing about the pain of animals was which of the following?
(a) Illogical.
(b) Speculative.
(c) Unfinished.
(d) Crude.

2. In Part I, Essay 23 "Must Our Image of God Go?", Lewis argues against what type of an interpretation of the scripture?
(a) Modern.
(b) Literal.
(c) Historical.
(d) Figurative.

3. Joad argues that Lewis' point about animal stages does not apply to what type of animals?
(a) Colony dwelling animals.
(b) Apes.
(c) Higher animals.
(d) Invertebrates.

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

5. What does Lewis state is left over from the Christian creeds after modern science is accounted for?
(a) Historical events only.
(b) Many supernatural events.
(c) Psalms, stories, and proverbs.
(d) Genealogies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis contends that most people will realize that without Christianity what will happen to them?

2. In Part I, Essay 9, "The Grand Miracle", Lewis compares the actions of God to those of which of the following?

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

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

5. How common is the belief in the conflict between religion and science?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Lewis believe about the roles of suffering and discomfort in Christianity?

6. What justification does Lewis use to explain that the universe is not meaningless?

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

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

9. What mistakes does Lewis believe that the Bishop of Woolwich makes in his arguments about scripture?

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

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