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. Which of the following is NOT one of the elements Chesterton says are popularly believed to be the root of religion?
(a) The leader of the tribe.
(b) Dreams.
(c) The question of our origins and purpose.
(d) The harvest and resurrection of growing corn.

2. What does Chesterton claim as a fundamental fact of all civilizations before Christ?
(a) The monopoly of religion to those with power.
(b) The ineffectiveness of mystic rule.
(c) The insignificance of the individual before the state.
(d) The fear of mystical leaders.

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

4. To what description of the life of the cave-man does Chesterton especially object?
(a) Their pagan worship.
(b) Their proximity to apes.
(c) The suggested violence of men to women.
(d) All of these.

5. Who does Chesterton say would be the second best judge of Christianity?
(a) A Confucian.
(b) A Christian.
(c) An agnostic.
(d) An atheist.

Short Answer Questions

1. What connection does Chesterton make between the boy and the cave-man?

2. How does Chesterton describe the concept of monotheism?

3. What does Chesterton say is the main fault with comparing religions?

4. Which of the following does Chesterton say of myths?

5. What does Chesterton say is a danger when analyzing mythologies?

(see the answer key)

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