The Everlasting Man Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part II: On the Man Called Christ, Chapter IV: The Witness of the Heretics.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Chesterton characterize the approach of Hannibal to Rome?
(a) Like the reckoning for unholiness.
(b) Like a dark supernatural power.
(c) Riding on the glory of the gods.
(d) Like a hot knife slicing through the resistance.

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

3. According to Chesterton, how does monotheism become polytheistic?
(a) None of these.
(b) Dissention about the details of the one God create different versions of what was originally just one.
(c) Through the amalgamation of other pagan religions.
(d) Mankind fears the largeness of a single god and so creates others.

4. According to Chesterton, what are the very important images upon which Christ founded the church?
(a) A key and Peter as a rock.
(b) A beacon of light and an eternal father.
(c) A new world and a key.
(d) A rock and a risen God.

5. What does Chesterton call the death of Socrates?
(a) Inconsequential.
(b) Unavoidable.
(c) Symbolic of the time.
(d) An interruption in his teaching.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which of the following is a statement that Chesterton makes?

3. What abyss in the unity of the absolute does Chesterton reference?

4. Which of the following best describes Chesterton's view of the theory of evolution?

5. Which of the following does Chesterton say is a crucial element of the Christmas story?

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