The Everlasting Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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 V: Man and Mythologies.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton label as the biggest weakness of science in trying to understand the origins of man?
(a) The inability to experiment or directly observe.
(b) The scientists.
(c) None of these.
(d) Theories that are sensational but untrue.

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

3. Which of the following best describes Chesterton's view of the theory of evolution?
(a) It is blasphemous.
(b) It is a mistaken scientific fad.
(c) It is useful to explain the world in conjunction with God.
(d) It is irrelevant to and disconnected from his topic.

4. What difference does Chesterton assert between the antiquity of Egypt and Babylon on one hand and the antiquity of China on the other?
(a) Egypt and Babylon are linked to biblical places.
(b) Egypt and Babylon are part of his cultural tradition.
(c) Egypt and Babylon are both fallen cultures.
(d) The refinement of the Chinese culture sets it apart from the others.

5. What does Chesterton say is missing from the popular depiction of prehistory?
(a) Practicality.
(b) Humor.
(c) Mysticism.
(d) The family unit.

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite the level of sincerity a myth might be understood, what does Chesterton say is still present?

2. What does Chesterton say is the relationship between reason and religion?

3. What does Chesterton think seeing mankind correctly will accomplish?

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

5. How does Chesterton describe the concept of monotheism?

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