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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Chesterton say that any discussion about the creation/sustaining principle in the world must be metaphorical?
(a) Because it is necessarily verbal.
(b) Because man can never prove the principle.
(c) Because it relates to God.
(d) Because man cannot truly understand creation.

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

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

4. In Chesterton's argument, why can the orthodox man believe in revolution?
(a) It's a trick question - he cannot.
(b) Orthodoxy manifests itself as revolution.
(c) Revolution coincides with orthodoxy.
(d) Revolution means restoration.

5. What moment does Chesterton point to as the single instant when God appeared to be atheist?
(a) When the first person, Abel, was murdered.
(b) When he had to send the Flood to wipe out most of humanity.
(c) When Christ was abandoned on the cross.
(d) When Eve fell into sin.

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

7. According to Chesterton, what is the problem with moving slowly toward justice?
(a) People cannot make just decisions in a large amount of time.
(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) A man will only be able to act on old ideas.

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

9. In Chesterton's explanation, how do religions of the world differ?
(a) They teach the same things but have different God figures.
(b) They teach the same things but appear different.
(c) They treat the idea of sin differently.
(d) They appear the same but teach different things.

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

11. 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) Its roots are in paganism.
(b) It is the only sensible one.
(c) It is ridiculous.
(d) It is the only one fitting to Christianity.

12. Chesterton opens Chapter VII, The Eternal Revolution, with how many points of summary?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Three.

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

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

15. Why does Chesterton say there is no equality or inequality in nature?
(a) There is no standard for value.
(b) Humans cannot judge by animal standards.
(c) The standard of value changes within each species.
(d) Oligarchy is a human construction.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the writings of skeptics and evolutionists push Chesterton toward Christianity?

2. Why, in the abstract, does Chesterton disapprove of long, complicated words?

3. What is Pimlico?

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

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

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