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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 philosophical answers but not realistic answers.
(d) Christianity has only a few answers for their problems.
2. What problem did Christianity solve which Paganism could not?
(d) A personal God.
3. What is Chesterton's stated goal for Chapter VIII, The Romance of Orthodoxy?
(a) To point out the paradoxes of Christianity.
(b) To introduce the idea of Christian romance.
(c) To question the sentimental value of Christianity.
(d) To point out that liberal thinking is actually illiberal.
4. What is Pimlico?
(a) An English newspaper.
(b) A dreary American town.
(c) Chesterton's favorite dog.
(d) A dreary English town.
5. What is the thesis of Mrs. Besant's book?
(a) Man's largest desire is unity with all of humanity.
(b) All religions are the same, and their church is the universal self.
(c) Each religion has the same basic tenets but a different God figure.
(d) God is distant from the world and man must struggle on alone.
6. What is Chesterton's stated purpose in Chapter VI, the Paradoxes of Christianity
(a) To show that Christianity cannot account for irregularities.
(b) To show that Christianity is fully logical.
(c) To show that Christianity has an answer for every problem.
(d) To show that Christianity's irregularities are matched in its truths.
7. What is the enormous mistake of the modern age, according to Chesterton?
(a) It does not believe strongly enough in progress.
(b) It espouses a weak version of Christianity.
(c) It does not look to God to answer its questions.
(d) It is changing the ideal rather than reality.
8. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?
(a) The religion of the Christian God.
(b) The religion that debases a man.
(c) The religion that worships multiple gods.
(d) The religion that worships the god inside.
9. According to Chesterton, what is the problem with moving slowly toward justice?
(a) The definition of justice changes too often in that time.
(b) It does not allow a man to move swiftly toward a better state of things.
(c) A man will only be able to act on old ideas.
(d) People cannot make just decisions in a large amount of time.
10. In Chesterton's example, why is it important for Gradgrind to give his employees skeptical literature?
(a) He wants to keep their minds sharp.
(b) He wants to tear down the traditions.
(c) If the ideal always changes, earthly life will stay the same.
(d) If their minds always change, they will be content with anything he provides.
11. What definition does Chesterton find BEST for optimist and pessimist?
(a) An optimist thinks everything right but the pessimist, while the pessimist thinks everything wrong but himself.
(b) An optimist sees the world as the best it can be, while the pessimist sees the world as the worst it can be.
(c) An optimist looks after your eyes, while a pessimist looks after your feet.
(d) An optimist has nothing but hope, while the pessimist has everything but hope.
12. Why does Chesterton say that miracles are eminently desirable?
(a) Man can begin to understand God.
(b) Religious people have the opportunity to prove their beliefs.
(c) Miracles give people a glimpse of the supernatural.
(d) Man can triumph over nature's cruelty.
13. In looking at Christianity and materialism, what coincidence stopped Chesterton in his tracks?
(a) That Christianity was accused of being both too holy and too inane.
(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 optimistic and too pessimistic.
14. Why did a typical nineteenth-century man not believe in Christ's resurrection, according to Chesterton?
(a) He didn't want to acknowledge Christ's divinity.
(b) His materialism did not allow it.
(c) His liberal Christianity did not allow it.
(d) His scientific mind told him it was impossible.
15. 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) It is ridiculous.
(b) It is the only one fitting to Christianity.
(c) It is the only sensible one.
(d) Its roots are in paganism.
Short Answer Questions
1. After studying the attacks on Christianity, what did Chesterton conclude?
2. Chesterton names four standards by which people try to establish the ideals of equality and inequality. What is the first?
3. In Chesterton's example of a man's interaction with the tiger, what does evolution not tell the man?
4. What two extremes does Chesterton foresee in man's future?
5. Why does Chesterton call suicide the greatest sin?
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