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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is a statement that Chesterton makes?
(a) The church is justified, not because her children do not sin, but because they do.
(b) All of these.
(c) The next best thing to being really inside Christendom is to be really outside it.
(d) The moment we are really impartial about it, we know why people are partial to it.

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

3. Who does Chesterton claim to be the best judge of Christianity?
(a) An atheist.
(b) An agnostic.
(c) A Christian.
(d) A Confucian.

4. In what way does Chesterton say the philosophers gained great influence?
(a) As advisors to kings.
(b) By presenting ideas that explained the natural world.
(c) By throwing doubt on superstition and false beliefs.
(d) By creating order out of chaos.

5. Which of the following does Chesterton note it is important to remember about the psychology of myths?
(a) They contain all shades of sincerity.
(b) They are often strictly local.
(c) All of these.
(d) They contain all shades of insincerity.

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

7. What does Chesterton propose to do in order to explain the faults of comparative religion?
(a) Analyze the origins of each religion.
(b) Reclassify the major religions of the world by different standards.
(c) Look at the church from the inside.
(d) Look at Christianity as if it were a foreign religion.

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

9. What does Chesterton imply made the difference in the battle of Carthage and Rome?
(a) The financial backing.
(b) The nature of their religion.
(c) The dedication of the soldiers.
(d) The prowess of their military commanders.

10. How does Chesterton describe the concept of monotheism?
(a) The necessary end of all evolving religion.
(b) As large and easy to live with as the sky.
(c) A terrifying notion for the small minded.
(d) The Everest of spirituality.

11. Where does Chesterton say the history of Rome is best understood?
(a) In the whispers behind doors.
(b) In the blood of the Colosseum.
(c) None of these.
(d) In her politics.

12. What opinion does Chesterton hold of the concept "realpolitik," or the notion that men fight for material purposes?
(a) None of these.
(b) It is true unless the men have religion.
(c) It is an almost insanely unreal concept.
(d) It is a simplistic rendering of a complex problem.

13. Which of the following is NOT a statement Chesterton makes?
(a) Christianity does appeal to a solid truth outside itself.
(b) Common sense perishes except where there is Christianity to preserve it.
(c) Religion is really not a pattern but a picture.
(d) One must release rationality to fully embrace religion.

14. Why does Chesterton say men fight?
(a) For the greater good.
(b) For the love and protection of his home.
(c) To avoid fear and change.
(d) For justice.

15. What parallel does Chesterton draw with the uniqueness of the Christian church?
(a) The uniqueness of fire compared to painted fire.
(b) The difference between a fine race horse and a donkey.
(c) The uniqueness and variation inherent to fine wine.
(d) The uniqueness of the situation of the Jewish people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What support does Egypt give to Chesterton's argument?

2. What does Chesterton refer to as a cornerstone of humanity?

3. How does Chesterton wish to view and discuss the earth?

4. What statement is intuitively understood, according to Chesterton, regarding the cave paintings?

5. What does Chesterton think of the theory that mankind is solely motivated by economic reasons of subsistence?

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