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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 states that the opinion that only experts should read old literature is very common in what field?
(a) Politics.
(b) Science.
(c) Theology.
(d) Philosophy.

2. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?
(a) It is always good.
(b) It is nearly always bad.
(c) It is neutral.
(d) It is usually wrong.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?

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

3. Which of the following does Lewis specifically reject as a reason to allow women to be priests?

4. Who was the father of St John the Baptist?

5. What concept must be warred against according to Christianity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. What is Bulverism?

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

6. What kind of compulsions does Lewis argue against?

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

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

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

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

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