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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. How does Chesterton end Chapter One?
(a) Claiming to prove every premise to his thesis.
(b) Saying that he will write another book if challenged.
(c) Exhorting the reader to examine his definition of "orthodoxy."
(d) Beginning to lay the foundation of Christian-Judeo history.

2. Why does Chesterton call the cross "the symbol at once of mystery and of health?" (Chesterton 2000, pg. 188).
(a) Its shocking history draws believers in.
(b) Its arms extend throughout the whole world.
(c) Its power contradicts its history.
(d) It does not represent the closed system of Eastern thought.

3. Why, earlier in Chapter One, does Chesterton tell the story of the sailor?
(a) To illustrate his idea of wonder.
(b) He is that sailor.
(c) The sailor will appear throughout the book.
(d) To explain his picture of God.

4. According to Chesterton, at the beginning of Chapter Two, what happens to the men who believe in themselves?
(a) They end up in insane asylums.
(b) They are never properly appreciated.
(c) They have difficulty maintaining that belief.
(d) They achieve far more than other men do.

5. What document does Chesterton refer to by the word "orthodoxy"?
(a) The Disciples' Creed.
(b) The Athanasian Creed.
(c) The Nicene Creed.
(d) The Apostles' Creed.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chesterton, what keeps a man sane?

2. In Chapter Two, what drives a man to insanity?

3. According to Chesterton at the beginning of the first chapter, why did he write the book?

4. What examples does Chesterton give of lunatic thinking?

5. What is the title of Chapter I?

(see the answer key)

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