Orthodoxy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter IV: The Ethics of Elfland.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In Chapter One, what has Christianity named the mixture of the well-known and the unknown?
(a) Mystery.
(b) Incarnation.
(c) Transubstantiation.
(d) Romance.

3. What does Chesterton explain as his method for proving his argument?
(a) Laying out each argument as he refuted the skeptics.
(b) Laying out arguments with an acronym he came up with for his faith.
(c) Laying out arguments as he had thought of them, and then discovering they were already proven in Christianity.
(d) Presenting each tenet of a well-reasoned case for Christianity.

4. What is the title of the essay that H. G. Wells wrote on skepticism?
(a) The Creeds and Hierarchies.
(b) Skepticism from a Philosophical Viewpoint.
(c) Doubts of the Instrument.
(d) Understanding the Skeptical Mind.

5. What does Chesterton assert about W. B. Yeats?
(a) He is close to understanding fairy tales but cannot write them well.
(b) He is too stupid to understand fairy tales.
(c) He understands fairy tales better than any other poet.
(d) His Irish heritage opens his eyes to the wonders of fairyland.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the same story of the sailor, what is better than discovering a new land?

2. What does Chesterton name as the chief pleasure?

3. Chesterton boils democracy down to one ideal. What is this?

4. According to Chesterton, who is the only person to whom a modern realistic novel would not be boring?

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

(see the answer key)

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