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. According to Chesterton at the beginning of the first chapter, why did he write the book?
(a) As a personal challenge to himself.
(b) Because he had a well-crafted argument for Christianity.
(c) Because he had to work through his religious beliefs.
(d) In response to a challenge.

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

3. In the same story of the sailor, what is better than discovering a new land?
(a) Discovering that the new land is really the old one.
(b) Settling the new land and making it familiar.
(c) Claiming the new land for your own.
(d) Returning home to the old land.

4. In the middle of Chapter One, why does Chesterton say this book is a joke on him?
(a) He does not take its content seriously.
(b) No one around him agrees with his argument.
(c) He went looking for something that is already known.
(d) He wrote it so he could win a bet.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Chesterton say that the Christian virtues have become crazy?

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

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

4. How does Chesterton feel about the book Orthodoxy once it is completed?

5. What does Chesterton name as the chief pleasure?

(see the answer key)

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