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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Chesterton refer to as a cornerstone of humanity?
(a) The book of Job.
(b) Monotheism.
(c) Christianity.
(d) The Old Testament.

2. In Part I, Chapter 1, which of the following does Chesterton recommend doing?
(a) Turning to religion for answers.
(b) Accepting mankind without explaining it.
(c) Maintaining a universal perspective.
(d) Rejecting science.

3. What statement is intuitively understood, according to Chesterton, regarding the cave paintings?
(a) Cave men were closer to the beasts around them.
(b) Art is the signature of man.
(c) Cave men were child-like.
(d) All of these.

4. What does Chesterton take as evidence that evolution is flawed as a way to define the origins of man?
(a) The changing nature of the theories.
(b) The missing link.
(c) The fact that mankind is apparently not evolving now.
(d) None of these.

5. According to Chesterton, how do mythologies differ from religion?
(a) Only one is understandable as truth.
(b) The way a portrait differs from a person.
(c) Myths are descriptive while religion is prescriptive.
(d) Only religion offers a moral edict.

6. What sentiment does Chesterton says pervades the ideologies of the far east?
(a) The spirit of repetition and recurrence.
(b) Spirituality through physical beauty.
(c) Focus on the self.
(d) The need for social order.

7. Which of the following does Chesterton say of myths?
(a) All of these.
(b) They are not a religion.
(c) They meet some of the needs of a religion.
(d) They do not provide mankind with a creed.

8. Why does Chesterton claim that some people have difficulty perceiving Christianity correctly?
(a) Their personal experiences as Christians get in the way.
(b) They are too close to it.
(c) They cannot separate the religion from history.
(d) All of these.

9. What place does Chesterton say was the center of antiquity?
(a) The Mediterranean.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Mecca.
(d) Babylon.

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

11. According to Chesterton, how much did the philosophies of the great thinkers like Aristotle influence the religious spirit of the time?
(a) The philosophers were seen as heretics and the religion gained fervor.
(b) The religion incorporated the principles of their philosophies.
(c) They initiated conversation that changed the role of religion.
(d) Not at all.

12. What does Chesterton say is the relationship between reason and religion?
(a) They work together to create a whole.
(b) They are two sides of our world view.
(c) They appease each other.
(d) They are separate, except in Christendom.

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

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

15. What aspect of the cave-man does Chesterton find greatly important?
(a) The huge difference between cave men and apes.
(b) The artistry of cave drawings.
(c) Language.
(d) The emergence of religion.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chesterton, how do civilization and barbarism interact?

2. Where does Chesterton say the history of Rome is best understood?

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

4. What does Chesterton say the cross represents?

5. How does Chesterton characterize the approach of Hannibal to Rome?

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