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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 is Lewis' stance on compulsory religious activity?
(a) He is quietly in favor of it.
(b) He is totally neutral on the subject.
(c) He is firmly against it.
(d) He endorses it.

2. 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.

3. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against a brewing religion centered around what?
(a) Paganism.
(b) Folk magic.
(c) Science fiction.
(d) Fantasy.

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

5. Lewis suggests that Christians attempting to communicate with the outside world should use which of the following in their speaking and writing styles?
(a) Brevity.
(b) Idioms.
(c) Wit.
(d) Humor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How relevant does Lewis believe the sex of a person to be in spiritual life?

3. What do most people believe about national repentance?

4. What does Lewis advise translators not to do in creating modern translations of the bible?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Lewis reject the creation of a Christian political party?

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

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

9. Why does Lewis believe that a therapeutic approach to crime will lead to tyranny?

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

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