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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Chesterton call suicide the greatest sin?
(a) Because it takes a life God had given.
(b) Because it cuts off the future.
(c) Because man is acting like God.
(d) Because, in the eyes of one man, it kills the whole world.

2. What is Pimlico?
(a) A dreary American town.
(b) Chesterton's favorite dog.
(c) An English newspaper.
(d) A dreary English town.

3. What people, in their interactions with women, does Chesterton call stupid?
(a) Those who take women for granted.
(b) Those who abuse a woman's loyalty by constantly testing it.
(c) Those who think women's loyalty stems from blindness to a man's fault.
(d) Those who think women's loyalty is a fault.

4. In Chesterton's image, how did he feel once his religious opinion changed? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 235)
(a) The dragon had been conquered.
(b) The land was lit up even back to his childhood.
(c) The army had fled before the light of his revelation.
(d) Fairyland was no longer important to his thinking.

5. What is Chesterton's stated goal for Chapter VIII, The Romance of Orthodoxy?
(a) To point out that liberal thinking is actually illiberal.
(b) To question the sentimental value of Christianity.
(c) To point out the paradoxes of Christianity.
(d) To introduce the idea of Christian romance.

6. What definition does Chesterton find BEST for optimist and pessimist?
(a) An optimist sees the world as the best it can be, while the pessimist sees the world as the worst it can be.
(b) An optimist looks after your eyes, while a pessimist looks after your feet.
(c) An optimist has nothing but hope, while the pessimist has everything but hope.
(d) An optimist thinks everything right but the pessimist, while the pessimist thinks everything wrong but himself.

7. 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.

8. What moment does Chesterton point to as the single instant when God appeared to be atheist?
(a) When Christ was abandoned on the cross.
(b) When he had to send the Flood to wipe out most of humanity.
(c) When the first person, Abel, was murdered.
(d) When Eve fell into sin.

9. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?
(a) The religion that worships multiple gods.
(b) The religion that worships the god inside.
(c) The religion of the Christian God.
(d) The religion that debases a man.

10. What is the thesis of Mrs. Besant's book?
(a) Each religion has the same basic tenets but a different God figure.
(b) Man's largest desire is unity with all of humanity.
(c) All religions are the same, and their church is the universal self.
(d) God is distant from the world and man must struggle on alone.

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

12. How has western religion interacted with the idea of social organisms?
(a) Western religion says that the church provides the only stable society.
(b) Western religion says that the family unit is the only important social organism.
(c) Western religion says that social organisms are harmful to faith.
(d) Western religion says that no person should be alone.

13. Why did the serious changes in our political outlook occur at the beginning of the nineteenth century rather than at the end?
(a) At the beginning, men still believed fixedly in certain things.
(b) At the end, men began to believe wholeheartedly in certain things.
(c) At the beginning, intellectualism was more highly encouraged.
(d) At the end, men were caught up in religious questions.

14. How does Chesterton's example of the blue world explain modernity's attitude toward progress?
(a) Man can begin with the desire for a blue world but should not end there.
(b) Man's desire for a blue world is only illusory.
(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.

15. How does Bernard Shaw speak of miracles?
(a) With awe.
(b) With admiration.
(c) With disbelief.
(d) With contempt.

Short Answer 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?

2. What taunt does Swinburne hurl about the Galilean, Christ?

3. How does the Christian idea of a transcendent God manifest itself in a frightening way?

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

5. According to Chesterton, what mindset, paralleling patriotism, leads to reform?

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