The Everlasting Man Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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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. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?
(a) The movement of someone to whom physical location is irrelevant.
(b) A quest.
(c) A search.
(d) A journey into fire.

2. What does Chesterton say is important to note about the Iliad, the story of Troy?
(a) None of these.
(b) That its sympathies are with the vanquished not the victor.
(c) It is representative of the artistic sensibilities of the time.
(d) It shows us who the Greeks were.

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

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

5. Among whom does Chesterton assert that claims of divinity are common?
(a) Mystics.
(b) Sages and prophets.
(c) Lunatics.
(d) Founders of religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say is most present in the mind of man?

2. What abyss in the unity of the absolute does Chesterton reference?

3. What place does Chesterton say was the center of antiquity?

4. How does Chesterton characterize the approach of Hannibal to Rome?

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

(see the answer key)

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