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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. What examples does Chesterton give of lunatic thinking?
(a) Two competing maggots in a chunk of bread.
(b) A lonely woman and her lonely child.
(c) A crushed moth and a live one.
(d) A man conspired against, the King of England, and Jesus Christ.

2. What did Chesterton discover about the truths he found in religious thought?
(a) They were not fully truth.
(b) They were not his.
(c) They contradicted each other.
(d) They could not be lived out.

3. Who does Chesterton name as the only great English poet to go mad?
(a) Poe.
(b) Cowper.
(c) Shakespeare.
(d) Dryden.

4. Why does Chesterton not claim this new-found philosophy as his own?
(a) It belongs to God and humanity.
(b) It is a way of living rather than a philosophy.
(c) He is too modest to claim his own work.
(d) He did not really find or invent it.

5. Why does Chesterton think that materialism is much narrower than Christianity?
(a) Christianity encompasses all of Judeo-Christian tradition.
(b) Materialism has a smaller view of man.
(c) Materialism has no belief in an afterlife.
(d) Materialism cannot allow even a hint of the supernatural or strange.

Short Answer Questions

1. As revealed in Chapter Two, what is the secret of mysticism?

2. As the reader can infer from the beginning of Chapter Two, what is Hanwell?

3. What choice faces the modern religious philosopher, according to Chesterton?

4. In the middle of Chapter One, why does Chesterton say this book is a joke on him?

5. According to Chesterton, at the beginning of Chapter Two, what happens to the men who believe in themselves?

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