The Everlasting Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 III: The Antiquity of Civilisation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What importance does Chesterton give to the pace at which things go?
(a) The pace at which things go makes no difference on how we perceive them.
(b) The pace at which things go determines their importance and influence.
(c) The real question is in why they go at all.
(d) A fast pace makes things seem like a miracle.

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

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

4. What does Chesterton say about epochs of nomadism or matriarchy in history and prehistory?
(a) The are indicative of tribal forms of civilization.
(b) They were short lived aberrations from the natural family form.
(c) Men were the natural heads of families.
(d) None of them worked successfully because they no longer exist.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is a point Chesterton makes regarding the government of early man?

2. What does Chesterton claim the evidence proves about cave men?

3. What support does Egypt give to Chesterton's argument?

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

5. What does Chesterton attempt to prove by the universality of clothes?

(see the answer key)

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