Orthodoxy Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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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. In Chesterton's image, how did he feel once his religious opinion changed? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 235)
(a) The army had fled before the light of his revelation.
(b) The land was lit up even back to his childhood.
(c) The dragon had been conquered.
(d) Fairyland was no longer important to his thinking.

2. Who is Mr. Street?
(a) A character in one of Chesterton's tales.
(b) A journalist who first reviewed the book Orthodoxy.
(c) The man most affected by the book.
(d) A philosopher who probably opposes Chesterton.

3. What does Chesterton say that moralists, including H. G. Wells, have turned into wickedness?
(a) The earth.
(b) God.
(c) Imagination.
(d) The heavens.

4. How does Chesterton want joy and anger to interact?
(a) In opposition, sharpening each other into greater fierceness.
(b) In opposition, never coming close.
(c) Coming together to soften each other.
(d) Coming close enough to affect each other.

5. Why does Chesterton say there is no equality or inequality in nature?
(a) There is no standard for value.
(b) Humans cannot judge by animal standards.
(c) The standard of value changes within each species.
(d) Oligarchy is a human construction.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the thesis of Mrs. Besant's book?

2. As Chesterton contrasts miracles with progress, how does he define a miracle?

3. What is the single true charge that Chesterton found against Christianity?

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

5. What is Chesterton's first criterion for progress?

(see the answer key)

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