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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 qualities does Lewis ascribe to the King James Version of the bible?
(a) Brevity and concision.
(b) Wordiness and inaccuracy.
(c) Truth and insight.
(d) Beauty and solemnity.

2. Lewis argues against discounting an argument just because the speaker does what?
(a) Changes his opinion.
(b) Makes a fool of himself.
(c) Ignores his own advice.
(d) Expresses himself poorly.

3. In the analogy that Lewis uses in Part II, Essay 6, "Meditation in a Toolshed", observing the sun from the cracks of light in the roof of a toolshed is compared to what method of learning and knowing?
(a) Indirect observation.
(b) Scientific study.
(c) Confirmation bias.
(d) Introspection.

4. The general condition of mankind according to Christianity is which of the following?
(a) Ideal.
(b) Incomplete.
(c) Hateful.
(d) Satisfactory.

5. Lewis argues that favoring the indirect view is typical of what era?
(a) The modern world.
(b) The renaissance.
(c) The classical era.
(d) The enlightenment.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?

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

4. Bulverism is essentially antithetical to what?

5. What does Lewis believe about the story of Jesus turning water into wine?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is Bulverism?

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

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

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

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

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

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