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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter III: The Suicide of Thought.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is the "false theory of progress?" (Chesterton 2000, pg. 196)
(a) Changing the standards rather than becoming better.
(b) Defining man's progress in terms of religion.
(c) Confusing people with too much data.
(d) Tracking man's progress poorly.

4. What does Chesterton say concerning the boundaries of the will?
(a) The will is limiting to the man.
(b) The will frees a man.
(c) The will defines a man's actions fully.
(d) The will has boundaries only if it is not a free action.

5. What does Chesterton say is losing its authority in the modern mind?
(a) First principles.
(b) Scientific absolutes.
(c) Argumentation.
(d) Religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, according to Chesterton, is the proper place for humility?

2. What does Chesterton label as the second problem of modern intellectualism?

3. Why does Chesterton call the cross "the symbol at once of mystery and of health?" (Chesterton 2000, pg. 188).

4. What is the title of the essay that H. G. Wells wrote on skepticism?

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

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