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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 reasons Lewis gives for rejecting the concept of females serving as priests?
(a) It is too great a break from tradition.
(b) It would increase divisions with other churches.
(c) There is no scriptural basis for it.
(d) It would threaten the unity of the church.

2. Lewis suggests that what viewpoint is necessary to accept the supremacy of reason?
(a) Supernaturalism.
(b) Secularism.
(c) Atheism.
(d) Materialism.

3. Lewis argues against discounting an argument just because the speaker does what?
(a) Ignores his own advice.
(b) Changes his opinion.
(c) Expresses himself poorly.
(d) Makes a fool of himself.

4. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?
(a) He doesn't think it would be worthwhile for most.
(b) He endorses it.
(c) He denies that it could be created.
(d) He cautions against it.

5. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?
(a) Violence.
(b) Gambling.
(c) Sex.
(d) Drinking.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?

2. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?

3. What is one reason Lewis gives in support of women serving as priests?

4. Which of the following best states Lewis' opinion on a Christian political party?

5. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Lewis, how do most modern people approach the subject of God, and how should the subject be approached?

2. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 15, "Before We Can Communicate", what challenges do Christians face in dealing with non-believing Englishmen?

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Why does Lewis find it important for everyone to read older texts?

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