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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 is all-powerful and created the world.
(c) God can be found in the nature that he made.
(d) God is loving and created the world in his image.

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

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

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

5. 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 scientists directly contradicted their theories of evolution.
(c) That Christianity was accused of being both too holy and too inane.
(d) That the materialists could not agree on a definition of their worldview.

6. What is the enormous mistake of the modern age, according to Chesterton?
(a) It does not look to God to answer its questions.
(b) It does not believe strongly enough in progress.
(c) It espouses a weak version of Christianity.
(d) It is changing the ideal rather than reality.

7. What two extremes does Chesterton foresee in man's future?
(a) Sitting absolutely still or smashing the world for fun.
(b) Christianity or atheism.
(c) Overpopulation or extermination of humanity.
(d) Living a fairytale or living in hell.

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

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

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

11. Why does Chesterton call courage a contradiction?
(a) It can only be proven in life-threatening circumstances.
(b) It has no meaning in everyday life.
(c) The person most wanting to live is the person willing to die.
(d) Only the meek person can show courage.

12. 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?
(a) Love.
(b) Politics.
(c) Orthodoxy.
(d) Religion.

13. What is the evil of the pessimist? (Chesterton 2000, pg. 226)
(a) That "he will defend the indefensible."
(b) That "he honestly angers honest men."
(c) That "he chastises gods and men."
(d) That "he does not love what he chastises."

14. 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 people's eyes are open or shut.
(c) Whether the colors are bright or dim.
(d) Whether the scene is set indoors or outdoors.

15. What oddity does Chesterton find in the modern world?
(a) Men ignore the spiritual life in pursuit of the physical.
(b) Men ignore the physical life in pursuit of the spiritual.
(c) Men have physical luxury but artistic poorness.
(d) Men have artistic luxury but physical poorness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Pimlico?

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

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

4. Why does Chesterton say there is no equality or inequality in nature?

5. What does Chesterton define as the problem with pessimists?

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