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

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

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

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

5. How does Chesterton wish to view and discuss the earth?
(a) In a familiar fashion.
(b) As the most important planet.
(c) From an astronomical standpoint.
(d) From a scientific viewpoint.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say about the idea of reincarnation?

2. Who does Chesterton claim to be the best judge of Christianity?

3. What does Chesterton say is a danger when analyzing mythologies?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What concept regarding civilization and barbarism throughout history does Chesterton refute? What does he say?

2. How does Chesterton refute the idea that religion came from people's experiences with authority, dreams, and the cycles of life?

3. Explain what Chesterton was trying to explain with his example of the horse and rider.

4. Explain the example Chesterton uses of nomadic peoples to explain the classification of religions.

5. How sincere does Chesterton say myths are? Explain your answer.

6. What does Chesterton mean when he refers to the "demons"?

7. Summarize Chesterton's explanation of the battle between Carthage and Rome.

8. As a way to demonstrate the potential deficiencies in deductive reasoning, Chesterton uses an example of 20th Century initials being carved in a rock. Explain this example and what it is meant to convey.

9. Explain how Chesterton uses Egypt and Babylon to further his arguments.

10. How does Chesterton describe the religious experience of the Carthaginians?

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