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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the book look in relation to Chesterton, according to the author himself?
(a) Paltry.
(b) Self-sufficient.
(c) Altruistic.
(d) Egotistical.

2. What is Chesterton's amazement at scientific advancement?
(a) That one unknown thing following another unknown thing adds up to an understandable phenomenon.
(b) That science has no relation to the world of fairytales.
(c) That people accept scientific theories without testing them for truth.
(d) That anyone has been smart enough to understand the physical world.

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

4. What does Chesterton name as the chief pleasure?
(a) Surprise.
(b) Security.
(c) Money.
(d) Love.

5. According to Chesterton at the beginning of the first chapter, why did he write the book?
(a) In response to a challenge.
(b) As a personal challenge to himself.
(c) Because he had to work through his religious beliefs.
(d) Because he had a well-crafted argument for Christianity.

6. How does Chesterton describe a madman's reasoning?
(a) As an infinite line.
(b) As a precise box.
(c) As a tangle of threads.
(d) As a small, perfect circle.

7. According to Chesterton, when is a disease beautiful?
(a) When the disease is gone.
(b) When it reveals the invalid's soul.
(c) When it brings conversion to the invalid.
(d) When it is someone else's disease.

8. What does Chesterton say is losing its authority in the modern mind?
(a) Religion.
(b) Argumentation.
(c) Scientific absolutes.
(d) First principles.

9. What does Chesterton assume as common ground between him and any reader?
(a) The presumption that Christianity is right.
(b) The presumption of skepticism toward religion.
(c) The desire for religious answers.
(d) The desire for an imaginative, interesting life.

10. What does Chesterton think is the only cure for madness?
(a) Shock therapy.
(b) Not feeling.
(c) Being isolated.
(d) Not thinking.

11. What does Chesterton label as the second problem of modern intellectualism?
(a) Brashness.
(b) Helplessness.
(c) Fanciful thinking.
(d) Confidence.

12. According to Chesterton, what is the only thing a poet desires?
(a) The ability to cross the infinite sea.
(b) An understanding of the heavens.
(c) A raft to float on.
(d) A world to stretch out in.

13. In Chapter III, The Suicide of Thought, how does a test of happiness compare to a test of the will?
(a) They both lead to the same end.
(b) The first is a true test but the second is not.
(c) A test of happiness will always trump.
(d) Happiness cannot truly be tested.

14. What thing does Chesterton despise more than anything else?
(a) A blatant lie.
(b) Pure sophistry.
(c) The creativity of desperation.
(d) An illogical argument.

15. Why does Chesterton admire Joan of Arc?
(a) She turned her fright into courage, when faced with battle.
(b) She is everything that he admired.
(c) She is an icon of Christianity and courage.
(d) She provides courage to the French.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter IV, The Ethics of Elfland, what does Chesterton name as the first principle of democracy?

2. In the middle of Chapter One, why does Chesterton say this book is a joke on him?

3. How does Chesterton feel about the book Orthodoxy once it is completed?

4. What words does Chesterton prefer when referring to nature?

5. As Chesterton explains the origin of the word, the moon is the mother of which group of people?

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