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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. Lewis believed that in his time, what was happening to anti-Christian doctrines?
(a) They were unpopular.
(b) They were very strong.
(c) They were on the rise.
(d) They were being discredited.

2. One theory about ethics and philosophy is that they grew out of what?
(a) Early taboos.
(b) Religious dogma.
(c) Primate behaviors.
(d) The natural order.

3. What does Lewis believe that the world must place first in order to best understand itself?
(a) The transcendent.
(b) Reason.
(c) Religion.
(d) Logical thought.

4. Lewis advocates therapy for criminal offenders of what type?
(a) Repeat offenders.
(b) The clinically insane.
(c) Former victims.
(d) Children.

5. How many conditions were laid on in the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War"?
(a) Five.
(b) Six.
(c) Four.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Part IV, Letter 4, "Mr. C.S. Lewis on Christianity", Lewis defends himself against an accusation that he is which of the following?

2. The philosopher J.J.C. Smart distinguishes between whether an institution of moral rules is a good and idea and what?

3. In the original essay to which Lewis responds in Part IV, Letter 1, "The Conditions for a Just War", what is the final condition?

4. What concept must be warred against according to Christianity?

5. In Part II, Essay 14, "Revival or Decay?" Lewis warns against the danger of the increasing worship of what potentially sinful activity?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Bulverism?

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

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

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

10. What kind of compulsions does Lewis argue against?

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