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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. 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) The people must consent to the war.
(b) The war must be one of defense.
(c) There must a a considerable probability of victory.
(d) The war must be carried out with no civilian losses.

2. What is the primary importance of Christmas to Lewis?
(a) Demonstrating the dominance of Christianity.
(b) The mystery of the birth of Christ.
(c) Keeping church practice modern.
(d) Maintaining tradition of the church.

3. What is one reason Lewis gives in support of women serving as priests?
(a) They tend to be compassionate.
(b) They are probably as capable as men.
(c) They would attract a more liberal following.
(d) There is a shortage of priests.

4. Lewis would most likely explain the creation of wine through natural processes as which of the following?
(a) A minor miracle.
(b) A metaphor.
(c) A part of God's design.
(d) Incidental confirmation of biblical authenticity.

5. Which of the following best states Lewis' opinion on a Christian political party?
(a) It would be highly successful.
(b) It would drive away moderates.
(c) It would be a liability to the church.
(d) It would be unstable.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the attitude of Christianity towards self-love?

3. According to Lewis, why can the church not treat people at "neuters", as does the state?

4. Lewis argues that the commercialism of Christmas is what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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 a therapeutic approach to crime will lead to tyranny?

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

7. According to Lewis' writings in Part II, Essay 10, "Modern Translations of the Bible", how do translations of the bible change over time?

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

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

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

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