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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 argues that favoring the indirect view is typical of what era?
(a) The modern world.
(b) The classical era.
(c) The renaissance.
(d) The enlightenment.

2. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?
(a) Changed social mores.
(b) Changes over many editions.
(c) Evolving doctrine.
(d) The evolution of language.

3. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?
(a) High-church.
(b) Reformed churches.
(c) Deep-church.
(d) Modernist church.

4. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?
(a) Lost causes.
(b) Redemptive.
(c) Wise.
(d) Triumphant.

5. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?
(a) Sins caused by one's inaction.
(b) Sins caused by one's actions.
(c) National sins.
(d) Shared sins.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?

2. According to Lewis, why can the church not treat people at "neuters", as does the state?

3. How relevant does Lewis believe the sex of a person to be in spiritual life?

4. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?

5. In Part IV, Letter 7, "The Church's Liturgy, Invocation, and Invocation of Saints", Lewis discusses the issue of the Church of England integrating some doctrines from what faith?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 1, "Dangers of National Repentance", what dangers does national repentance present?

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

3. How does Lewis feel about the Anglican church allowing Catholic-like invocation of the saints?

4. What practical reasons does Lewis give to reject the idea of women serving as priests?

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

6. According to Lewis, how might vivisection be justified?

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

8. What is the problem in the village described in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience"?

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

10. Why is Lewis opposed to the commercialism of Christmas?

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