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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: On the Man Called Christ, Chapter III: The Strangest Story in the World.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What literary technique does Chesterton admire in the Gospels?
(a) Comparative degrees.
(b) A story within a story.
(c) Parallel plots.
(d) Foreshadowing.

2. What does Chesterton imply made the difference in the battle of Carthage and Rome?
(a) The prowess of their military commanders.
(b) The financial backing.
(c) The dedication of the soldiers.
(d) The nature of their religion.

3. What practice does Chesterton say that Christ started by his teachings?
(a) The mixing of religion and revolution.
(b) Subservience to an all powerful God.
(c) The exaltation of childhood.
(d) All of these.

4. According to Chesterton, how do civilization and barbarism interact?
(a) They return in cycles.
(b) None of these.
(c) They have always existed side-by-side.
(d) Civilization is a reaction to barbarism.

5. Which of the following does Chesterton find striking about the story and teachings of Jesus?
(a) All of these.
(b) The suggestion that he has not really come to teach.
(c) The order in which they come.
(d) The intuitiveness.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton call the death of Socrates?

2. What does Chesterton see in the sophisticated use of language in the Gospels?

3. What does Chesterton say about the story of Good Friday?

4. In Part I, Chapter VII, what new thing does Chesterton say we need?

5. What opinion does Chesterton hold of the concept "realpolitik," or the notion that men fight for material purposes?

(see the answer key)

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