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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. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?
(a) Security.
(b) A living wage.
(c) The balance of order and freedom.
(d) Taxation.

2. Which of the following does Lewis NOT see as a major adversary for Christian philosophy?
(a) Secularism.
(b) Spiritualism.
(c) Marxism.
(d) Materialism.

3. Lewis believed that in his time, what was happening to anti-Christian doctrines?
(a) They were being discredited.
(b) They were on the rise.
(c) They were very strong.
(d) They were unpopular.

4. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?
(a) In order to gain perspective.
(b) To prevent a bias.
(c) There is a large body of commentary on such books.
(d) Modern literature is abjectly bad.

5. Lewis argues that observing things from the "outside-in" perspective is which of the following?
(a) A gift of the spirit.
(b) Akin to meditation.
(c) Natural.
(d) Impossible.

Short Answer Questions

1. What philosopher does Lewis quote in Part IV, Letter 12, "Capital Punishment and Death Penalty"?

2. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?

3. Lewis advocates therapy for criminal offenders of what type?

4. What does Lewis believe that the world must place first in order to best understand itself?

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

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

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 to support the idea of women serving as priests?

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

7. Explain one example of the problem with trying too hard to look at a problem "behind the scenes".

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

9. What is Bulverism?

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

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