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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. One of the lectures presented in Part II, Essay 5, "Two Lectures" suggests that evolution is what?
(a) An established fact.
(b) Contrary to scripture.
(c) Continuous progress.
(d) Marginally scientific.

2. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?
(a) It can be explained through natural processes.
(b) It is unimportant metaphorically.
(c) It is probably fictional.
(d) It was a historically documented miracle.

3. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Lewis gives for rejecting the concept of females serving as priests?
(a) There is no scriptural basis for it.
(b) It would threaten the unity of the church.
(c) It is too great a break from tradition.
(d) It would increase divisions with other churches.

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

5. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?
(a) High-church.
(b) Deep-church.
(c) Reformed churches.
(d) Modernist church.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the title of the essay in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock", the term "in the dock" refers to a condition in which what happens?

2. How does Lewis regard scientific progress?

3. The problems discussed in Part II, Essay 12, "God in the Dock" mainly stem from criticisms of Christianity from what quarter?

4. What is Lewis' opinion about most Christian writing?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Bulverism?

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

5. What problem does Lewis identify in the rules discussed in Part IV, Letter 1, "Conditions for a Just War"?

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

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

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

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

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

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