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. "[T]he happiness depended on not doing something which you could at any moment do and which, very often, it was not obvious why you should not do." (Chesterton 2000, pg 215) What is Chesterton's opinion of this condition for happiness?
(a) He thinks it is just.
(b) He thinks it depends on the fairy tale.
(c) He thinks it is immaterial.
(d) He thinks it is unjust.

2. What does Chesterton call "the spike of dogma" that changed his religious opinion? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 234)
(a) God is personal and made a world separate from himself.
(b) God is loving and created the world in his image.
(c) God is all-powerful and created the world.
(d) God can be found in the nature that he made.

3. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?
(a) The religion that worships multiple gods.
(b) The religion that worships the god inside.
(c) The religion that debases a man.
(d) The religion of the Christian God.

4. What do art and ecstasy recall to us, in Chesterton's words? (Chesterton 2000, p.g 212)
(a) "For certain dead levels of our life we forget that we have forgotten."
(b) "For one awful instant we remember that we forget."
(c) "All the fire of the fairy tales is derived from this."
(d) "There is no connection, except that one has seen them together."

5. What, in Chesterton's example, might God have an eternal appetite for?
(a) Repetition.
(b) Theatrics.
(c) Fairytales.
(d) Infancy.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chesterton, what effect does the moralists' attitude have on the cosmos?

2. What choice faces the modern religious philosopher, according to Chesterton?

3. In a person's pursuit for truth, what might happen, according to Chesterton?

4. What does Chesterton say is losing its authority in the modern mind?

5. In fairy tales and fiction, what change does Chesterton name that makes the stories monotonous?

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