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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 argues that the character of Christianity suggests what type of a role for God?
(a) A nurturing one.
(b) A masculine one.
(c) A judgmental one.
(d) A gender-neutral one.

2. What is Lewis' opinion of church hymns?
(a) They are probably not spiritual.
(b) They keep church attendance high.
(c) They are very important.
(d) They drive away converts.

3. Lewis fears that doctrinal issues will be settled with changes in what?
(a) Politics.
(b) Scriptural wording.
(c) Church loyalties.
(d) Liturgy.

4. The letter that Lewis passes on in Part IV, Letter 5, "A Village Experience" is from what kind of person?
(a) A lawyer.
(b) A young man.
(c) An elderly woman.
(d) A priest.

5. Which of the following is NOT one of the subjects that Lewis states that almost all political parties agree upon?
(a) Security.
(b) Taxation.
(c) The balance of order and freedom.
(d) A living wage.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lewis believe about the birth of St. John the Baptist?

2. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?

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

4. Lewis believes that sexual permissiveness will eventually result an a society unfriendly to what group?

5. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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