Orthodoxy Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter III: The Suicide of Thought.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What document does Chesterton refer to by the word "orthodoxy"?
(a) The Disciples' Creed.
(b) The Athanasian Creed.
(c) The Apostles' Creed.
(d) The Nicene Creed.

2. In Chesterton's story about the sailor, what mistake does the man make?
(a) From the harbor, he sets out in the wrong direction.
(b) He does not take enough fresh water.
(c) He navigates by the sun rather than by the stars.
(d) He thinks England is a new island in the South Seas.

3. What does Chesterton say concerning the boundaries of the will?
(a) The will frees a man.
(b) The will has boundaries only if it is not a free action.
(c) The will defines a man's actions fully.
(d) The will is limiting to the man.

4. In Chapter III, The Suicide of Thought, how does a test of happiness compare to a test of the will?
(a) Happiness cannot truly be tested.
(b) They both lead to the same end.
(c) A test of happiness will always trump.
(d) The first is a true test but the second is not.

5. According to Chesterton, when is a disease beautiful?
(a) When it is someone else's disease.
(b) When it reveals the invalid's soul.
(c) When it brings conversion to the invalid.
(d) When the disease is gone.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What problem, according to Chesterton, is the central issue in the book?

3. What widespread mistake about mystical imagination does Chesterton want to erase?

4. According to Chesterton, what is the only thing a poet desires?

5. What examples does Chesterton give of lunatic thinking?

(see the answer key)

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