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

2. What happened as Chesterton put the final touches onto the heresy he had created?
(a) He found that the heresy was untenable.
(b) He found that it was orthodoxy.
(c) He found that he no longer believed it.
(d) He found that the heresy was paganism.

3. What does Chesterton say is the quintessence of will?
(a) That it is an action of freedom.
(b) That it is individual.
(c) That it has knowable consequences.
(d) That it is particular.

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

5. In a person's pursuit for truth, what might happen, according to Chesterton?
(a) He loses hope that truth exists.
(b) He finds great, unsearchable truths.
(c) He loses hope that he, a mortal, can ever find the truth.
(d) He searches for extraordinary truths.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Chesterton not mean by the word "orthodoxy"?

3. Why, earlier in Chapter One, does Chesterton tell the story of the sailor?

4. According to Chesterton, what is too big an undertaking for a book even of a larger scope?

5. According to Chesterton, what is the only thing a poet desires?

(see the answer key)

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