The Everlasting Man Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: On the Creature Called Man, Chapter IV: God and Comparative Religion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what popular religious practice of his time does Chesterton object?
(a) Mass in English.
(b) The worship of the entirety of mankind as a supreme being.
(c) Reading religious texts as metaphors.
(d) Incorporating localized traditions into religious practice.

2. What happens when an onlooker tries to envision the church as a member of a throng of superstitions lobbying for believers?
(a) One can see clearly the universal truth of all religions.
(b) God becomes non-existent.
(c) One sees the difference of the church from other religions.
(d) The future of the church becomes uncertain.

3. Chesterton claims the holy trinity is an upside version of what?
(a) Society.
(b) The three original elements of religion.
(c) Grandfather-Father-Son.
(d) The family.

4. What does Chesterton say is important when viewing mankind?
(a) Not comparing him to other animals.
(b) Realizing what a strange animal he is.
(c) Separating him from historical explanations.
(d) Seeing him through the eyes of religion.

5. How does Chesterton wish to view and discuss the earth?
(a) As the most important planet.
(b) In a familiar fashion.
(c) From a scientific viewpoint.
(d) From an astronomical standpoint.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chesterton interpret the title of the book, "The Evolution of the Idea of God"?

2. What does Chesterton refer to as a cornerstone of humanity?

3. What example does Chesterton give about how the church must be viewed?

4. Who or what does Chesterton credit with the preservation of the true religion of mankind?

5. What importance does Chesterton give to the pace at which things go?

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