Orthodoxy Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter V: The Flag of the World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton explain as his method for proving his argument?
(a) Laying out arguments with an acronym he came up with for his faith.
(b) Laying out arguments as he had thought of them, and then discovering they were already proven in Christianity.
(c) Presenting each tenet of a well-reasoned case for Christianity.
(d) Laying out each argument as he refuted the skeptics.

2. What does Chesterton define as the problem with pessimists?
(a) They are opposed to religious beliefs in any form.
(b) They are cosmic anti-patriots.
(c) They are opposed to optimists.
(d) They impede progress.

3. What is the title of Chapter I?
(a) Introduction in Defense of Everything Else.
(b) The Romance of Orthodoxy.
(c) Introduction and Seduction of Thought.
(d) The Paradoxes of Christianity and Everything Else.

4. As revealed in Chapter Two, what is the secret of mysticism?
(a) Mysticism leads to God, who has the answers.
(b) Mysticism provides a lens for understanding the supernatural.
(c) A man can understand life through things he does not understand.
(d) A man can try to understand life through the supernatural.

5. Why does Chesterton call the cross "the symbol at once of mystery and of health?" (Chesterton 2000, pg. 188).
(a) Its shocking history draws believers in.
(b) It does not represent the closed system of Eastern thought.
(c) Its power contradicts its history.
(d) Its arms extend throughout the whole world.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say happens when a skeptic revolts against everything?

2. Why does Chesterton say that satire is disappearing from modern literature?

3. What is the evil of the pessimist? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 226)

4. In Chesterton's image, how did he feel once his religious opinion changed? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 235)

5. In the same story of the sailor, what is better than discovering a new land?

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