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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton see as the purpose of the boundaries established by Christianity?
(a) To expel unhappy and fierce things.
(b) To establish the power of the church.
(c) To let good things run wild.
(d) To deny earthly happiness to believers.

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

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

4. Who does Chesterton name as believers in the Inner Light?
(a) The early Christians.
(b) The last Stoics and the Quakers.
(c) The idealists and pantheists.
(d) The people who hated Marcus Aurelius.

5. In the Christian's view, why does a man's soul provide enough outlet for both the optimist and the pessimist?
(a) He now has reason to claim brotherhood with Christ.
(b) Both passions are allowed free reign.
(c) He has hope for a heavenly future but fear for an earthly one.
(d) He is exalted as God's creation and humbled as a sinner.

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

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

8. After studying the attacks on Christianity, what did Chesterton conclude?
(a) Christianity might actually be true.
(b) Christianity must be very wrong or absolutely right.
(c) Attacks on Christianity were largely valid.
(d) Christianity was full of logical problems.

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

10. What taunt does Swinburne hurl about the Galilean, Christ?
(a) His breath turns the world gray.
(b) His heart cannot soften the world.
(c) His gaze makes men's hearts quiver in fear.
(d) His salvation is not sufficient for all of humanity.

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

12. In Chesterton's example, why is it important for Gradgrind to give his employees skeptical literature?
(a) If the ideal always changes, earthly life will stay the same.
(b) He wants to tear down the traditions.
(c) If their minds always change, they will be content with anything he provides.
(d) He wants to keep their minds sharp.

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 beginning, intellectualism was more highly encouraged.
(c) At the end, men began to believe wholeheartedly in certain things.
(d) At the end, men were caught up in religious questions.

14. According to Chesterton, what is the problem with moving slowly toward justice?
(a) A man will only be able to act on old ideas.
(b) The definition of justice changes too often in that time.
(c) It does not allow a man to move swiftly toward a better state of things.
(d) People cannot make just decisions in a large amount of time.

15. Why are people who admire Christianity, but do not believe it, uncomfortable?
(a) Christianity has philosophical answers but not realistic answers.
(b) Christianity was valid in the past but may not continue to be valid.
(c) Christianity has only a few answers for their problems.
(d) Christianity is elaborately right.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do St. Francis of Assisi and George Herbert think of Nature?

2. What was Chesterton's early progression through religious mindsets?

3. In determining his criteria for progress, what does Chesterton discover?

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

5. What moment does Chesterton point to as the single instant when God appeared to be atheist?

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