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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter VI: The Paradoxes of Christianity.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton name as the second principle of democracy?
(a) Protection of private property is one thing men hold in common.
(b) Men's actions have meaning only when they relate to the cultural standards.
(c) Political instinct is one thing men hold in common.
(d) Men's actions have meaning only by their own standards.

2. Why does Chesterton say that any discussion about the creation/sustaining principle in the world must be metaphorical?
(a) Because man can never prove the principle.
(b) Because it is necessarily verbal.
(c) Because it relates to God.
(d) Because man cannot truly understand creation.

3. In Chesterton's image, how did he feel once his religious opinion changed? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 235)
(a) The army had fled before the light of his revelation.
(b) Fairyland was no longer important to his thinking.
(c) The land was lit up even back to his childhood.
(d) The dragon had been conquered.

4. According to Chesterton, what keeps a man sane?
(a) Religion.
(b) Mysticism.
(c) Reason.
(d) God.

5. Chesterton boils democracy down to one ideal. What is this?
(a) Individual beliefs take precedence over societal concerns.
(b) The most important things must be done by individuals.
(c) Only a man can rule himself.
(d) Man's ability to rule himself extends only to the limit that he does not violate cultural mores.

Short Answer Questions

1. "[T]he happiness depended on not doing something which you could at any moment do and which, very often, it was not obvious why you should not do." (Chesterton 2000, pg 215) What is Chesterton's opinion of this condition for happiness?

2. What does Chesterton define as the problem with pessimists?

3. What thing does Chesterton despise more than anything else?

4. How does today's skeptic compare to the skeptic of the French Revolution, according to Chesterton?

5. What fact do religious men no longer accept as a foundational belief?

(see the answer key)

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