Orthodoxy Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter IX: Authority and the Adventurer.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Chesterton's stated goal for Chapter VIII, The Romance of Orthodoxy?
(a) To point out the paradoxes of Christianity.
(b) To point out that liberal thinking is actually illiberal.
(c) To introduce the idea of Christian romance.
(d) To question the sentimental value of Christianity.

2. How has western religion interacted with the idea of social organisms?
(a) Western religion says that the family unit is the only important social organism.
(b) Western religion says that no person should be alone.
(c) Western religion says that social organisms are harmful to faith.
(d) Western religion says that the church provides the only stable society.

3. According to Chesterton, why is Bernard Shaw hampered in his thinking?
(a) He tells too many lies.
(b) He is too logical in his arguments.
(c) He is not humorous enough.
(d) He can only tell lies that he believes.

4. According to Chesterton in Chapter Two, what is comparable to curing a madman?
(a) Arguing with a learned philosopher.
(b) Shifting the foundations of the sea.
(c) Casting out a demon.
(d) Tilting the earth on its axis.

5. How does Chesterton's belief in Christianity relate to an agnostic's unbelief?
(a) Both have deep roots in man's superstitious nature.
(b) Both are based on authoritative writings.
(c) Both are based solely on evidence of the world.
(d) Both are based on evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter VIII, the Romance of Orthodoxy, what does Chesterton name as the cause for busyness in modern society?

2. In looking at Christianity and materialism, what coincidence stopped Chesterton in his tracks?

3. What does Chesterton suspect that God suppressed while he walked on earth

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

5. Using the standards of the moralists, why does Chesterton say that the universe cannot be called large?

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