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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 notes that disagreements from Christian history appear small in what context?
(a) From a scriptural perspective.
(b) From a layman's point of view.
(c) From outside the church.
(d) From a historical perspective.

2. The philosopher J.J.C. Smart distinguishes between whether an institution of moral rules is a good and idea and what?
(a) What is ordained by faith.
(b) Whether it can be implemented.
(c) One's own moral beliefs.
(d) What is just.

3. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?
(a) Scientists.
(b) Philosophers.
(c) Unbelievers.
(d) Dissenting Christians.

4. Most female spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were which of the following?
(a) Judges.
(b) Prophets.
(c) Rabbis.
(d) Priests.

5. What does Lewis regard as being essential to achieving the "freeborn mind"?
(a) Quality eduction.
(b) Spiritual harmony.
(c) Economic independence.
(d) An official state religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?

2. The letter that Lewis passes on in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" is from what kind of person?

3. One of the lectures presented in Part II, Essay 5, "Two Lectures" suggests that evolution is what?

4. What qualities does Lewis ascribe to the King James Version of the bible?

5. Lewis argues that the character of Christianity suggests what type of a role for God?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lewis believe that a therapeutic approach to crime will lead to tyranny?

2. What does Lewis find lacking in the "Liberal" or "Modernist" churches?

3. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 2, "Two Ways with the Self", what apparent contradiction exists in Christianity regarding self-love, and how is it resolved?

4. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 10, "Modern Translations of the Bible", how do translations of the bible change over time?

5. What reasons does Lewis give for being uninterested in hymns?

6. What problem does Lewis identify in the rules discussed in Part IV, Letter 1, "Conditions for a Just War"?

7. Explain the logical fallacy that Lewis cautions against in Part III, Essay 3, "The Sermon and the Lunch"?

8. Why does Lewis reject the creation of a Christian political party?

9. Why did Lewis believe that the Nazi emphasis on Nordic myth was absurd?

10. Why is Lewis opposed to giving all men a "right to happiness"?

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