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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reason does Chesterton give for the idea that love craves personality?
(a) Love desires a human object.
(b) Love desires difference and division.
(c) Love desire reciprocation.
(d) Love desires human quirks, including problems.

2. According to Chesterton, how did men gain morality?
(a) By safe-guarding their religion.
(b) By teaching tradition to their children.
(c) By safe-guarding their culture.
(d) By consciously working out a moral code.

3. At the beginning of Chapter VIII, the Romance of Orthodoxy, what does Chesterton name as the cause for busyness in modern society?
(a) Fast-paced life.
(b) Laziness.
(c) Stress.
(d) Bustle.

4. Why, according to Christianity, can passions be free?
(a) Because they are monitored by the church.
(b) Because a believer's conscience keeps him from extreme passions.
(c) Because their consequences will not come until the afterlife.
(d) Because they are kept in their proper places.

5. What is Chesterton's stated purpose in Chapter VI, the Paradoxes of Christianity
(a) To show that Christianity's irregularities are matched in its truths.
(b) To show that Christianity has an answer for every problem.
(c) To show that Christianity is fully logical.
(d) To show that Christianity cannot account for irregularities.

6. What is the enormous mistake of the modern age, according to Chesterton?
(a) It espouses a weak version of Christianity.
(b) It is changing the ideal rather than reality.
(c) It does not believe strongly enough in progress.
(d) It does not look to God to answer its questions.

7. What does Chesterton say is the result of believing that progress is a natural, predictable happening?
(a) A person ceases to believe in progress.
(b) A person looks for ethical support.
(c) A person becomes lazy.
(d) A person works harder to achieve this.

8. What is the single true charge that Chesterton found against Christianity?
(a) Christianity cannot be compatible with science.
(b) Christianity's view of salvation is unnecessarily complex.
(c) Christianity is one religion.
(d) Christianity's claim to the Trinity is false.

9. Chesterton chooses miracles as his first example regarding liberal thinking. What does he call this example?
(a) The worst problem facing liberals.
(b) The most obvious choice.
(c) The easiest point to prove.
(d) The easiest place to start.

10. How does Chesterton want joy and anger to interact?
(a) Coming close enough to affect each other.
(b) In opposition, never coming close.
(c) In opposition, sharpening each other into greater fierceness.
(d) Coming together to soften each other.

11. Why are people who admire Christianity, but do not believe it, uncomfortable?
(a) Christianity was valid in the past but may not continue to be valid.
(b) Christianity has philosophical answers but not realistic answers.
(c) Christianity is elaborately right.
(d) Christianity has only a few answers for their problems.

12. In the Christian's view, why does a man's soul provide enough outlet for both the optimist and the pessimist?
(a) He now has reason to claim brotherhood with Christ.
(b) He is exalted as God's creation and humbled as a sinner.
(c) He has hope for a heavenly future but fear for an earthly one.
(d) Both passions are allowed free reign.

13. Chesterton notes a startling difference between Christian and Buddhist art. What is this difference?
(a) Whether the colors are bright or dim.
(b) Whether the people are predominantly young or old.
(c) Whether the people's eyes are open or shut.
(d) Whether the scene is set indoors or outdoors.

14. As Chesterton contrasts miracles with progress, how does he define a miracle?
(a) Gradual control of a thing by the mind.
(b) Evidence for supernatural occurrences.
(c) Swift control of a thing by the mind.
(d) God stepping into the flow of time.

15. In Chesterton's example, why is it important for Gradgrind to give his employees skeptical literature?
(a) He wants to tear down the traditions.
(b) If their minds always change, they will be content with anything he provides.
(c) If the ideal always changes, earthly life will stay the same.
(d) He wants to keep their minds sharp.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why, in the abstract, does Chesterton disapprove of long, complicated words?

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

3. In Chesterton's example of a man's interaction with the tiger, what does evolution not tell the man?

4. What is Chesterton's third criterion for progress?

5. What oddity does Chesterton find in the modern world?

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