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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter II: The Maniac.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why, according to Chesterton, can a madman never understand simple, careless acts?
(a) His world is comprised of careless acts.
(b) He sees purpose in every act.
(c) He cannot differentiate between careless and important acts.
(d) He does not notice insignificant things.

2. Why does Chesterton say that someone might be entertained by reading the book Orthodoxy?
(a) Chesterton's quest was fruitless from the beginning, but it took him a long time to realize it.
(b) Chesterton has a good sense of humor.
(c) Chesterton wandered far to discover the truths he could have found in the nearby church.
(d) Chesterton tells stories rather than arguing a point.

3. According to Chesterton in Chapter Two, what is comparable to curing a madman?
(a) Arguing with a learned philosopher.
(b) Casting out a demon.
(c) Shifting the foundations of the sea.
(d) Tilting the earth on its axis.

4. What fact do religious men no longer accept as a foundational belief?
(a) Righteous wrath.
(b) Sin.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) Mercy.

5. What does Chesterton not mean by the word "orthodoxy"?
(a) The practical outworking of the creed.
(b) The Biblical authority for the creed.
(c) Where Christians get the authority for the creed.
(d) The history behind the creed.

Short Answer Questions

1. When materialism leads a man to fatalism, what does it also accomplish, according to Chesterton?

2. Who does Chesterton name as the only great English poet to go mad?

3. Who is Mr. Street?

4. According to Chesterton, when is a disease beautiful?

5. What does Chesterton think is the only cure for madness?

(see the answer key)

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