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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 say is the affect of the paradox of Christianity?
(a) It gives mankind divine responsibility.
(b) It has altered human nature.
(c) None of these.
(d) It teaches faith.

2. What position does Chesterton take in the chapter "The Riddles of the Gospel"?
(a) The stance of a skeptic.
(b) A scientific outlook.
(c) That of someone seeing the New Testament for the first time.
(d) A believer.

3. What is Chesterton's dead dog in a river metaphor intending to convey?
(a) The world (the river) cannot always discern between dead things and live ones.
(b) Dead things can travel far after death.
(c) A dead thing can look alive when it goes downstream, but only live things swim upstream.
(d) None of these answers.

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

5. What does Chesterton call Islam?
(a) Dangerous and deceitful.
(b) The worst of the civilized heathenisms.
(c) The greatest of the Eastern heresies.
(d) Monotheism without God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say a newcomer would notice is NOT in the New Testament?

2. What does Chesterton say is unique about the Church Militant?

3. What does Chesterton remark that Jesus never states a position against?

4. According to Chesterton, what was Rome?

5. Which of the following is a trait Chesterton cites as being unique to Christianity?

Short Essay Questions

1. What reason does Chesterton give for presenting the last chapter in this fashion?

2. Explain what Chesterton means when he says that Asia is old but Europe is born again.

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

4. What does Chesterton mean or reference when he says that on Good Friday the best things in the world were at their worst?

5. What comprises the last chapter of the book "The Everlasting Man"? Summarize what it says.

6. According to Chesterton, how do Hector and Achilles compare when looked at historically?

7. How does Chesterton connect Christ's intellectual ability to his claim of divinity?

8. 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?

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

10. 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.

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