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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does Chesterton's example of the blue world explain modernity's attitude toward progress?
(a) Man's desire for a blue world is only illusory.
(b) Man can begin with the desire for a blue world but should not end there.
(c) Man must not be sidetracked onto changing every aspect of his world.
(d) If a man always works toward a blue world, he will eventually succeed.
2. What does Chesterton see as the purpose of the boundaries established by Christianity?
(a) To establish the power of the church.
(b) To let good things run wild.
(c) To deny earthly happiness to believers.
(d) To expel unhappy and fierce things.
3. In Chesterton's thoughts, Christianity came to assert passionately what idea?
(a) Man's salvation will come only when Christ returns.
(b) Man must look outward for salvation.
(c) Man must look to the Old Testament for salvation.
(d) Man must look inward for salvation.
4. In looking at Christianity and materialism, what coincidence stopped Chesterton in his tracks?
(a) That Christianity was accused of being both too optimistic and too pessimistic.
(b) That the materialists could not agree on a definition of their worldview.
(c) That the scientists directly contradicted their theories of evolution.
(d) That Christianity was accused of being both too holy and too inane.
5. Why did the writings of skeptics and evolutionists push Chesterton toward Christianity?
(a) He was not convinced by their arguments.
(b) He stopped believing the skeptics and evolutionists.
(c) He formulated responses to their arguments.
(d) Traces of Christianity were found in the writings.
6. What reason does Chesterton give for the idea that love craves personality?
(a) Love desires human quirks, including problems.
(b) Love desires a human object.
(c) Love desires difference and division.
(d) Love desire reciprocation.
7. Why does Chesterton call suicide the greatest sin?
(a) Because it takes a life God had given.
(b) Because man is acting like God.
(c) Because it cuts off the future.
(d) Because, in the eyes of one man, it kills the whole world.
8. Why does Chesterton say that miracles are eminently desirable?
(a) Man can triumph over nature's cruelty.
(b) Man can begin to understand God.
(c) Miracles give people a glimpse of the supernatural.
(d) Religious people have the opportunity to prove their beliefs.
9. How do St. Francis of Assisi and George Herbert think of Nature?
(a) As a laughing little sister.
(b) As a mother.
(c) As a goddess.
(d) As a step-mother.
10. 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) He wants to keep their minds sharp.
(d) If the ideal always changes, earthly life will stay the same.
11. What is the single true charge that Chesterton found against Christianity?
(a) Christianity's claim to the Trinity is false.
(b) Christianity cannot be compatible with science.
(c) Christianity is one religion.
(d) Christianity's view of salvation is unnecessarily complex.
12. Why are people who admire Christianity, but do not believe it, uncomfortable?
(a) Christianity is elaborately right.
(b) Christianity was valid in the past but may not continue to be valid.
(c) Christianity has only a few answers for their problems.
(d) Christianity has philosophical answers but not realistic answers.
13. According to Chesterton, what happens when a man worships physical nature?
(a) Nature becomes pure as it offers salvation.
(b) Man is lifted up to God.
(c) Man can only then begin to search for God.
(d) Nature becomes twisted.
14. How does Bernard Shaw speak of miracles?
(a) With contempt.
(b) With disbelief.
(c) With awe.
(d) With admiration.
15. According to Chesterton, what is the problem with moving slowly toward justice?
(a) It does not allow a man to move swiftly toward a better state of things.
(b) A man will only be able to act on old ideas.
(c) The definition of justice changes too often in that time.
(d) People cannot make just decisions in a large amount of time.
Short Answer Questions
1. What two extremes does Chesterton foresee in man's future?
2. What problem did Christianity solve which Paganism could not?
3. As Chesterton contrasts miracles with progress, how does he define a miracle?
4. Chesterton opens Chapter VII, The Eternal Revolution, with how many points of summary?
5. Why does Christianity mark the graves of the martyr and the suicide?
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