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. What does Chesterton refer to as a cornerstone of humanity?
(a) Christianity.
(b) The Old Testament.
(c) Monotheism.
(d) The book of Job.

2. 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) Incorporating localized traditions into religious practice.
(d) Reading religious texts as metaphors.

3. What evidence does Chesterton find in the history of Babylonia?
(a) Evidence to refute the commonly held notion of barbarism and civilization.
(b) Nomads who do not evolve into a more civilized state.
(c) A society that has no evidence of being nomadic.
(d) All of these.

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

5. What does Chesterton say is the real rival to the the Church of Christ?
(a) Familiarity.
(b) Professors.
(c) Paganism.
(d) Science.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton claim as a fundamental fact of all civilizations before Christ?

2. If man was once no more than an animal, what does does Chesterton say might be entertained?

3. What commonality does Chesterton give to the three elements from which religion supposedly arose?

4. Who does Chesterton claim to be the best judge of Christianity?

5. What statement is intuitively understood, according to Chesterton, regarding the cave paintings?

(see the answer key)

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