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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. According to Lewis, how much of Jesus' life is recorded?
(a) Not enough.
(b) Only about two months.
(c) His entire life.
(d) Nine years.

2. What belief has had the biggest effect on the decrease in reports of miracles?
(a) Dualism.
(b) Materialism.
(c) Agnosticism.
(d) Atheism.

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

4. How should the spiritual faults of others be viewed, according to Lewis?
(a) Excuses.
(b) Opportunities.
(c) Sins.
(d) Weaknesses.

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the criticisms that Lewis lays against the common English person in Part I Essay 10, "Christian Apologetics"?
(a) They have no sense of sin.
(b) They know little about history.
(c) They distrust ancient texts.
(d) They are intellectually dishonest.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Joad argues that attempts to explain away evil usually have what quality?

3. Lewis suggests that arguments for or against God's existence are which of the following?

4. According to Lewis, what is the impact of not praying on a particular subject?

5. According to Lewis, what is the proper way to make probability judgments about events in Christianity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is an "animal stage"?

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

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

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

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

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

9. How did Lewis' Socratic Club operate?

10. What is the theory of dualism?

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