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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. 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 materialists could not agree on a definition of their worldview.
(c) That the scientists directly contradicted their theories of evolution.
(d) That Christianity was accused of being both too holy and too inane.
2. What does Chesterton call the worst religion of all?
(a) The religion that debases a man.
(b) The religion that worships the god inside.
(c) The religion of the Christian God.
(d) The religion that worships multiple gods.
3. Why does Chesterton call courage a contradiction?
(a) It can only be proven in life-threatening circumstances.
(b) The person most wanting to live is the person willing to die.
(c) Only the meek person can show courage.
(d) It has no meaning in everyday life.
4. At the beginning of Chapter VI, The Paradoxes of Christianity, what does Chesterton call the most common problem with the world?
(a) The world is not logical at all.
(b) The world is almost logical but not quite.
(c) The world is governed by mathematical principles.
(d) The world is too logical.
5. Why does Christianity mark the graves of the martyr and the suicide?
(a) To remember both with sadness.
(b) To praise the martyr by his opposite.
(c) To show him who died for the sake of life and he who died for the sake of death.
(d) To show the horror of the suicide.
6. What does Chesterton define as the problem with pessimists?
(a) They impede progress.
(b) They are cosmic anti-patriots.
(c) They are opposed to optimists.
(d) They are opposed to religious beliefs in any form.
7. Chesterton chooses miracles as his first example regarding liberal thinking. What does he call this example?
(a) The worst problem facing liberals.
(b) The easiest point to prove.
(c) The most obvious choice.
(d) The easiest place to start.
8. What is the enormous mistake of the modern age, according to Chesterton?
(a) It espouses a weak version of Christianity.
(b) It does not look to God to answer its questions.
(c) It does not believe strongly enough in progress.
(d) It is changing the ideal rather than reality.
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 balance which is presented in the world.
(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 dealing with human passions.
10. 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 no person should be alone.
(c) Western religion says that social organisms are harmful to faith.
(d) Western religion says that the church provides the only stable society.
11. Chesterton opens Chapter VII, The Eternal Revolution, with how many points of summary?
12. How do St. Francis of Assisi and George Herbert think of Nature?
(a) As a mother.
(b) As a goddess.
(c) As a laughing little sister.
(d) As a step-mother.
13. 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 introduce the idea of Christian romance.
(c) To question the sentimental value of Christianity.
(d) To point out the paradoxes of Christianity.
14. What problem did Christianity solve which Paganism could not?
(d) A personal God.
15. What was Chesterton's early progression through religious mindsets?
(a) Pantheist by twelve, Christian by fifteen.
(b) Agnostic by ten, Christian by thirteen.
(c) Pagan by twelve, agnostic by sixteen.
(d) Pagan by six, pantheist by eight.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Chesterton, what mindset, paralleling patriotism, leads to reform?
2. Chesterton names four standards by which people try to establish the ideals of equality and inequality. What is his opinion of the fourth standard?
3. In Chesterton's example of a man's interaction with the tiger, what does evolution not tell the man?
4. Why did the writings of skeptics and evolutionists push Chesterton toward Christianity?
5. At the end of Chapter VI, The Paradoxes of Christianity, what conclusion does Chesterton reach about orthodoxy?
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