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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. What does Lewis see as being wrong about the arguments of those who wish to abolish the death penalty?
(a) They have no logical basis for their claims.
(b) They imply their opponents have unworthy motivations.
(c) They don't recognize the importance of deterrence.
(d) They argue in bad faith.

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

3. Lewis fears that doctrinal issues will be settled with changes in what?
(a) Liturgy.
(b) Scriptural wording.
(c) Politics.
(d) Church loyalties.

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

5. How many conditions were laid on in the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War"?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", observing the sun from the cracks of light in the roof of a toolshed is compared to what method of learning and knowing?

2. One theory about ethics and philosophy is that they grew out of what?

3. In the response Lewis writes in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what does Lewis question about the theologians who originally wrote about the conditions for a just war?

4. What is the primary importance of Christmas to Lewis?

5. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against a brewing religion centered around what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Lewis' opinion about Christian literature?

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

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

4. What is Bulverism?

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

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

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

8. Why does Lewis believe that an outside-in perspective is impossible to attain?

9. Why does Lewis believe that the decline of religion occurring at his time was less dramatic than it appeared?

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

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