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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 very important.
(c) They are probably not spiritual.
(d) They drive away converts.

2. Lewis credits the work of what famous thinker with causing rational people to be concerned mainly with why things are true, rather than whether or not they are true?
(a) Descartes
(b) Freud.
(c) Hume.
(d) Kant.

3. Which of the following is one of the difficulties in engaging the average Englishmen in a theological discussion?
(a) Linguistic differences.
(b) Secular thought.
(c) Educational differences.
(d) Insistence on logic over intuition.

4. How does Lewis feel about a program of study that would be applicable for all Christians?
(a) He doesn't think it would be worthwhile for most.
(b) He denies that it could be created.
(c) He cautions against it.
(d) He endorses it.

5. What kinds of sins does Lewis believe are the most important to repent of?
(a) National sins.
(b) Shared sins.
(c) Sins caused by one's inaction.
(d) Sins caused by one's actions.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis fears that doctrinal issues will be settled with changes in what?

2. Bulverism is essentially antithetical to what?

3. Most female spiritual leaders in the Old Testament were which of the following?

4. In general, the efforts of figures from Nordic mythology would best be considered which of the following?

5. In Part IV, Letter 7, "The Church's Liturgy, Invocation, and Invocation of Saints", Lewis discusses the issue of the Church of England integrating some doctrines from what faith?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

7. What is Bulverism?

8. Why is Lewis opposed to the commercialism of Christmas?

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

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

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