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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter VIII: The Romance of Orthodoxy.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Chesterton name as the only great English poet to go mad?
(a) Shakespeare.
(b) Cowper.
(c) Dryden.
(d) Poe.

2. "[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?
(a) He thinks it is just.
(b) He thinks it is unjust.
(c) He thinks it depends on the fairy tale.
(d) He thinks it is immaterial.

3. In fairy tales and fiction, what change does Chesterton name that makes the stories monotonous?
(a) There is no original model for a hero.
(b) The hero has no precedent for resolution to the conflict.
(c) The hero is boring and not surprised by the adventures.
(d) The hero is now abnormal and his adventures are not surprising.

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

5. What does Chesterton assert as a necessity for the human mind?
(a) Belief in objective truth.
(b) Belief in the power of progress.
(c) Belief in the Christian God.
(d) Some type of religious grounding.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter III, The Suicide of Thought, why does Chesterton say that the modern world is too good?

2. Why does Chesterton think that materialism is much narrower than Christianity?

3. How does H. G. Wells perceive categories of things?

4. In general, what does Chesterton say is a liberal clergyman's attitude toward miracles?

5. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?

(see the answer key)

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