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

2. In the response Lewis writes in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what does Lewis question about the theologians who originally wrote about the conditions for a just war?
(a) Their authority.
(b) Their honesty.
(c) Their command of history.
(d) Their educations.

3. A Christian political party would lack which of the following?
(a) Influence.
(b) Theological authority.
(c) Membership.
(d) Poll numbers.

4. Which of the following does Lewis specifically reject as a reason to allow women to be priests?
(a) Men can be bad priests.
(b) One of the apostles was said to be a woman.
(c) Women are essentially equal to men.
(d) Women served spiritual roles in the Old Testament.

5. What single factor does Lewis regard as being most important in the growth of Christianity?
(a) Suppressing rival Christian sects.
(b) Public interest.
(c) Charity.
(d) Conversion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes previous translations of the bible to become worse?

2. The general condition of mankind according to Christianity is which of the following?

3. Lewis attributes most of the reduction in church attendance in England to what?

4. What qualities does Lewis ascribe to the King James Version of the bible?

5. What name does Lewis recommend for churches that believe in a high degree of supernatural intervention in the world?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What is Lewis' opinion about Christian literature?

10. Why is Lewis opposed to giving all men a "right to happiness"?

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