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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Chesterton names four standards by which people try to establish the ideals of equality and inequality. What is his opinion of the fourth standard?
(a) Its roots are in paganism.
(b) It is the only sensible one.
(c) It is ridiculous.
(d) It is the only one fitting to Christianity.
2. In Chesterton's argument, why can the orthodox man believe in revolution?
(a) Revolution means restoration.
(b) It's a trick question - he cannot.
(c) Orthodoxy manifests itself as revolution.
(d) Revolution coincides with orthodoxy.
3. In Chesterton's image, how did he feel once his religious opinion changed? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 235)
(a) The land was lit up even back to his childhood.
(b) Fairyland was no longer important to his thinking.
(c) The dragon had been conquered.
(d) The army had fled before the light of his revelation.
4. As he began to consider Christianity, what lifted Chesterton's heart and made him happy?
(a) To pray to God for the first time.
(b) To find fulfillment of his optimism.
(c) To hear he was not in the right place.
(d) To hear he was in the right place.
5. What is Pimlico?
(a) An English newspaper.
(b) A dreary American town.
(c) A dreary English town.
(d) Chesterton's favorite dog.
6. How does Chesterton want joy and anger to interact?
(a) Coming together to soften each other.
(b) In opposition, sharpening each other into greater fierceness.
(c) Coming close enough to affect each other.
(d) In opposition, never coming close.
7. Chesterton notes a startling difference between Christian and Buddhist art. What is this difference?
(a) Whether the scene is set indoors or outdoors.
(b) Whether the colors are bright or dim.
(c) Whether the people's eyes are open or shut.
(d) Whether the people are predominantly young or old.
8. In Chesterton's thoughts, Christianity came to assert passionately what idea?
(a) Man must look to the Old Testament for salvation.
(b) Man must look outward for salvation.
(c) Man must look inward for salvation.
(d) Man's salvation will come only when Christ returns.
9. What does Chesterton define as the problem with pessimists?
(a) They are opposed to optimists.
(b) They are opposed to religious beliefs in any form.
(c) They impede progress.
(d) They are cosmic anti-patriots.
10. According to Chesterton, what mindset, paralleling patriotism, leads to reform?
(a) Irrational optimism.
(b) Rational pessimism.
(c) Rational optimism.
(d) Irrational pessimism.
11. What does Chesterton see as the purpose of the boundaries established by Christianity?
(a) To deny earthly happiness to believers.
(b) To expel unhappy and fierce things.
(c) To let good things run wild.
(d) To establish the power of the church.
12. What problem did Christianity solve which Paganism could not?
(c) A personal God.
13. Why, according to Christianity, can passions be free?
(a) Because they are monitored by the church.
(b) Because they are kept in their proper places.
(c) Because their consequences will not come until the afterlife.
(d) Because a believer's conscience keeps him from extreme passions.
14. In Chesterton's explanation, how do religions of the world differ?
(a) They treat the idea of sin differently.
(b) They teach the same things but have different God figures.
(c) They appear the same but teach different things.
(d) They teach the same things but appear different.
15. What is the enormous mistake of the modern age, according to Chesterton?
(a) It espouses a weak version of Christianity.
(b) It does not look to God to answer its questions.
(c) It does not believe strongly enough in progress.
(d) It is changing the ideal rather than reality.
Short Answer Questions
1. What definition does Chesterton find BEST for optimist and pessimist?
2. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?
3. What people, in their interactions with women, does Chesterton call stupid?
4. In the Christian's view, why does a man's soul provide enough outlet for both the optimist and the pessimist?
5. At the beginning of Chapter VIII, the Romance of Orthodoxy, what does Chesterton name as the cause for busyness in modern society?
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