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 two civilizations does Chesterton use for evidence against much of the belief in his time about cave men?
(a) Egypt and Mazatlan.
(b) Rome and Greece.
(c) Egypt and Rome.
(d) Egypt and Babylon.

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

3. What connection does Chesterton make between the boy and the cave-man?
(a) They have the same primal urges.
(b) They share the same innocent interpretation of life.
(c) They both draw animals for the same reasons.
(d) They transcend their heritage.

4. According to Chesterton, what do mythologies have the power to do?
(a) Unify societies.
(b) Display common themes that are universal truths.
(c) None of these.
(d) Provide insight into a belief system.

5. What support does Egypt give to Chesterton's argument?
(a) Evidence that the most powerful leaders are revered as gods.
(b) Barbarism can exist in complicated civilizations.
(c) Great civilizations arose throughout history.
(d) Evidence that the state grew more despotic as it grew more civilized.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Chesterton say a myth must be appreciated?

2. Why does Chesterton claim that some people have difficulty perceiving Christianity correctly?

3. What does Chesterton propose to do in order to explain the faults of comparative religion?

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

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

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