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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' general attitude towards women who wish to serve as priests would best be described as which of the following?
(a) Criticism.
(b) Scorn.
(c) Interrogation.
(d) Respect.

2. 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.

3. In the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what is the final condition?
(a) There must a a considerable probability of victory.
(b) The war must be carried out with no civilian losses.
(c) The war must be one of defense.
(d) The people must consent to the war.

4. What philosopher does Lewis quote in Part IV, Letter 12, "Capital Punishment and Death Penalty"?
(a) Trotsky.
(b) Demosthenes.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Leibniz.

5. One theory about ethics and philosophy is that they grew out of what?
(a) Primate behaviors.
(b) The natural order.
(c) Early taboos.
(d) Religious dogma.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. Which of the following is one of the difficulties in engaging the average Englishmen in a theological discussion?

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

5. Why does Lewis advocate reading older texts?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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, how do most modern people approach the subject of God, and how should the subject be approached?

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

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

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

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

9. What reasons does Lewis give to support the idea of women serving as priests?

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

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