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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Chesterton's third criterion for progress?
(a) It must be like Eden.
(b) It must be earthly.
(c) It must be heavenly.
(d) It must be a utopia.

2. In determining his criteria for progress, what does Chesterton discover?
(a) Christianity arrived there first.
(b) Buddhism shed some light on his questions.
(c) Christianity could not answer any of his questions.
(d) Christianity could lead him to the answers.

3. Why did the writings of skeptics and evolutionists push Chesterton toward Christianity?
(a) Traces of Christianity were found in the writings.
(b) He was not convinced by their arguments.
(c) He formulated responses to their arguments.
(d) He stopped believing the skeptics and evolutionists.

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

5. 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) God stepping into the flow of time.
(d) Swift control of a thing by the mind.

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

7. 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.

8. At the end of Chapter VI, The Paradoxes of Christianity, what conclusion does Chesterton reach about orthodoxy?
(a) It is thrilling and perilous.
(b) It is inflexible.
(c) It is man's only hope for understanding Christianity.
(d) It is a tool for understanding Christianity.

9. What does Chesterton call "the most difficult and interesting part of the mental process" that he reached? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 247)
(a) The problem of dealing with human passions.
(b) The fact that love and hate must burn equally strong.
(c) The fact that love and hate must soften each other.
(d) The problem of balance which is presented in the world.

10. What problem did Christianity solve which Paganism could not?
(a) Forgiveness.
(b) A personal God.
(c) Balance.
(d) Salvation.

11. According to Chesterton, what happens when a man worships physical nature?
(a) Man can only then begin to search for God.
(b) Nature becomes twisted.
(c) Nature becomes pure as it offers salvation.
(d) Man is lifted up to God.

12. 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.

13. According to Chesterton, what mindset, paralleling patriotism, leads to reform?
(a) Rational pessimism.
(b) Irrational pessimism.
(c) Irrational optimism.
(d) Rational optimism.

14. What does Chesterton call "the spike of dogma" that changed his religious opinion? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 234)
(a) God is personal and made a world separate from himself.
(b) God can be found in the nature that he made.
(c) God is loving and created the world in his image.
(d) God is all-powerful and created the world.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. At the beginning of Chapter VI, The Paradoxes of Christianity, what does Chesterton call the most common problem with the world?

3. How does Bernard Shaw speak of miracles?

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

5. According to Chesterton, most things are allied with oppression. What is the one area where he sees a line past which oppression has no effect?

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