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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 problem does Lewis identify in the English justice system with regard to victims?
(a) Victims are not allowed to directly testify.
(b) Victims are not allowed to be present at convictions.
(c) Victims are given no status in English culture.
(d) Victims are protected less than the criminals.

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

3. Which of the following is one of the difficulties in engaging the average Englishmen in a theological discussion?
(a) Secular thought.
(b) Educational differences.
(c) Insistence on logic over intuition.
(d) Linguistic differences.

4. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?
(a) Philosophers.
(b) Unbelievers.
(c) Scientists.
(d) Dissenting Christians.

5. In Part II, Essay 16, "Cross-Examination", Lewis specifically denies that an experience of God can be brought on through what means?
(a) Religious ceremony.
(b) Will and writing.
(c) Pretension.
(d) Prayer.

Short Answer Questions

1. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?

2. Most female spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were which of the following?

3. Bulverism is essentially antithetical to what?

4. Lewis states that language from what book needs the most explanation for an outsider to understand it?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Bulverism?

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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