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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. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?
(a) Influence.
(b) Membership.
(c) Theological authority.
(d) Poll numbers.

2. Lewis believes that sexual permissiveness will eventually result an a society unfriendly to what group?
(a) Married couples.
(b) Children.
(c) Women.
(d) The elderly.

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

4. Most female spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were which of the following?
(a) Priests.
(b) Judges.
(c) Rabbis.
(d) Prophets.

5. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", how can humans observe the "sun" directly?
(a) Through divine inspiration.
(b) Through religious doctrine.
(c) It is impossible.
(d) By setting aside prior commitments.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?

3. Lewis recommends that Christians regard rulers in what way?

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

5. What war do most of Lewis' countrymen believe their nation had a part in starting?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain some of the problems that Lewis sees as challenges to Christianity in England.

3. What kind of compulsions does Lewis argue against?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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