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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chesterton's example of a man's interaction with the tiger, what does evolution not tell the man?
(a) How to imitate the tiger.
(b) How to treat the tiger reasonably.
(c) How to be tender to the tiger.
(d) How to empathize with the tiger.

2. How does Chesterton contrast pantheism and action?
(a) Pantheism looks only at the world; action looks also at the supernatural.
(b) Pantheism is completely inactive and therefore opposes action.
(c) Pantheism entails all possibilities; action is exclusive in its choice.
(d) Pantheism says one thing is as good as another; action chooses one thing as best.

3. Why did a typical nineteenth-century man not believe in Christ's resurrection, according to Chesterton?
(a) His liberal Christianity did not allow it.
(b) His materialism did not allow it.
(c) His scientific mind told him it was impossible.
(d) He didn't want to acknowledge Christ's divinity.

4. In general, what does Chesterton say is a liberal clergyman's attitude toward miracles?
(a) They do not exist.
(b) They exist.
(c) Only particular people can perform miracles.
(d) They existed only in Biblical times.

5. Why does Chesterton say that a man is bewildered when asked to summarize his belief in something?
(a) If he has no evidence for his belief other than his desire to believe.
(b) If everything he knows supports that belief.
(c) If he has only scattered evidence for that belief.
(d) If he must defend it to people who oppose him.

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

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

8. 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 army had fled before the light of his revelation.
(d) The dragon had been conquered.

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

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

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

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

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

14. 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 the ideal always changes, earthly life will stay the same.
(c) If their minds always change, they will be content with anything he provides.
(d) He wants to keep their minds sharp.

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) Its roots are in paganism.
(d) It is the only sensible one.

Short Answer Questions

1. How has western religion interacted with the idea of social organisms?

2. According to Chesterton, what is the problem with moving slowly toward justice?

3. In the Christian's view, why does a man's soul provide enough outlet for both the optimist and the pessimist?

4. How does Chesterton's example of the blue world explain modernity's attitude toward progress?

5. What does Chesterton call "the most difficult and interesting part of the mental process" that he reached? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 247)

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