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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What connection does Chesterton make between the boy and the cave-man?
(a) They transcend their heritage.
(b) They have the same primal urges.
(c) They share the same innocent interpretation of life.
(d) They both draw animals for the same reasons.
2. What does Chesterton describe in the introduction as if being seen for the first time?
(a) A cathedral.
(b) St. Francis slaying the dragon.
(c) A horse.
(d) The church.
3. Why does Chesterton claim that some people have difficulty perceiving Christianity correctly?
(a) They cannot separate the religion from history.
(b) They are too close to it.
(c) All of these.
(d) Their personal experiences as Christians get in the way.
4. What does Chesterton propose to accomplish in the book "The Everlasting Man"?
(a) Explain the importance of the religion.
(b) Convert the disbelieving to Christianity.
(c) Show the uniqueness of the Christian church and of man.
(d) Disprove modern anthropological theories of the origins of mankind.
5. What does Chesterton say is important to note about the Iliad, the story of Troy?
(a) None of these.
(b) It shows us who the Greeks were.
(c) It is representative of the artistic sensibilities of the time.
(d) That its sympathies are with the vanquished not the victor.
Short Answer Questions
1. What commonality does Chesterton give to the three elements from which religion supposedly arose?
2. What form of humanity does Chesterton claim is the unit of the state, or the cell that makes up the formation?
3. How does Chesterton interpret the title of the book, "The Evolution of the Idea of God"?
4. In Part I, Chapter 1, which of the following does Chesterton recommend doing?
5. Which of the following is a statement Chesterton makes about paganism?
Short Essay Questions
1. What explanation does Chesterton give for the common themes running through world mythologies?
2. How sincere does Chesterton say myths are? Explain your answer.
3. Explain how Chesterton uses Egypt and Babylon to further his arguments.
4. How does Troy and the Iliad enter into Chesterton's argument?
5. Chesterton says he wants to reclassify religions. What does he mean and how does he intend to do it?
6. Chesterton claims to see the concept of an all powerful God in many pagan religions. Explain his position.
7. Explain how Chesterton says myths are best understood and appreciated. Explain your answer.
8. How does Chesterton refute the idea that religion came from people's experiences with authority, dreams, and the cycles of life?
9. Explain how and why, according to Chesterton, the pace at which things move changes our perception of them.
10. How does Chesterton refute the statement that prehistoric man "wore no clothes"?
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