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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter VIII: The Romance of Orthodoxy.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton see as the purpose of the boundaries established by Christianity?
(a) To establish the power of the church.
(b) To expel unhappy and fierce things.
(c) To deny earthly happiness to believers.
(d) To let good things run wild.

2. According to Chesterton, what characteristics do madmen share with many respected teachers and scientists?
(a) Enlarged reason and small common sense.
(b) Spiritual confusion and materialistic thinking.
(c) Small reason and enlarged common sense.
(d) Narcissism and short-sightedness.

3. Why does Chesterton think glass is so often used in fairy tales?
(a) Glass, like happiness, is easily broken.
(b) Glass is cheap and common.
(c) Glass is unusual for shoes and houses, and fitting to fairy tales.
(d) Glass easily portrays vivid emotions like anger.

4. After studying the attacks on Christianity, what did Chesterton conclude?
(a) Christianity was full of logical problems.
(b) Attacks on Christianity were largely valid.
(c) Christianity might actually be true.
(d) Christianity must be very wrong or absolutely right.

5. According to Chesterton, who is the only person to whom a modern realistic novel would not be boring?
(a) A child of ten.
(b) A scientist.
(c) A baby.
(d) A writer of fairytales.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why, in the abstract, does Chesterton disapprove of long, complicated words?

2. What document does Chesterton refer to by the word "orthodoxy"?

3. What is Chesterton's stated goal for Chapter VIII, The Romance of Orthodoxy?

4. Why does Chesterton call suicide the greatest sin?

5. In Chapter III, The Suicide of Thought, what is the problem with modern philosophers?

(see the answer key)

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