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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 does Chesterton determine is unique about Christ in comparison with the founders of the other major religions?
(a) The enduring quality of his teachings.
(b) His claim to divinity.
(c) His ability to heal.
(d) His missing childhood.

2. What does Chesterton say Europe would look like if it had continued in paganism?
(a) Amoral.
(b) Asia.
(c) Barbarous.
(d) The dark ages.

3. What does Chesterton say started to infect Rome and weaken her moral standing?
(a) Sensuality from Greece.
(b) Laziness.
(c) Desire for wealth.
(d) The worship of demons.

4. In Part II, Chapter VI, what state does Chesterton say the church is currently in?
(a) Steadfast and consistent.
(b) Flourishing unhindered.
(c) In another great decline, but about to rebound.
(d) Growing weaker with each passing generation.

5. What does Chesterton see in the sophisticated use of language in the Gospels?
(a) That Christ had formal schooling.
(b) The wisdom of those who assembled the Gospels.
(c) A subtle and superior mind.
(d) Careful planning of the Gospels.

Short Answer Questions

1. What statement does Chesterton emphatically make about Christianity?

2. Which of the following is a way in which Chesterton describes faith?

3. What practice does Chesterton say that Christ started by his teachings?

4. When morality and faith in the gods was crumbling in Rome, what else does Chesterton say was crumbling?

5. What does Chesterton say was the reaction of the populace to the rising Christian movement?

Short Essay Questions

1. What importance does Chesterton assign to the "Merry Peasant"?

2. What possible exception does Chesterton make to the statement that Christendom is unique in the creation of church militants? Why does he say the exception doesn't count?

3. Explain Chesterton's view on the role of the mother in the Christmas story.

4. Explain what Chesterton meant when he said the birth of Christ turned the universe inside out, or that the circumference had been turned into the center.

5. What does Chesterton mean when he refers to the Church's ability to rise again?

6. Explain Chesterton's statement, "I do not believe that mythology must begin with eroticism. But I do believe that mythology must end in it." To what was he referring?

7. Explain the logic behind Chesterton's statement, "If the ecclesiastical and dogmatic system is as old as the Pentecost then it is as old as Christmas."

8. How much have historical events aided or been obstacles to the continuation of the Church?

9. What was the religious state of Rome when Christ appeared?

10. What two elements does Chesterton claim the church unites? How does it do it?

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