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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. According to Chesterton, what social point does divinity being born as an outcast make?
(a) Individuals are important.
(b) None of these.
(c) God is not allied with any government or state.
(d) God can rise up from the lowest point.

2. What does Chesterton say is strong roots for humanity?
(a) Having foes to keep us united.
(b) Religious meeting places.
(c) History.
(d) Links to our agrarian past.

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

4. According to Chesterton, how much of the church as ever been threatened by extinction?
(a) Perhaps up to half.
(b) None of it.
(c) All of it but a ghost.
(d) The superficial practices.

5. What does Chesterton say are the most realistic descriptions in the New Testament?
(a) Those of the supernatural.
(b) None of these.
(c) Those of emotions and forgiveness.
(d) Those of the wrath of Christ.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chesterton, what are the very important images upon which Christ founded the church?

2. Which of the following does Chesterton NOT list as one of the five deaths of the faith?

3. What format does Chesterton present his closing statements in?

4. Which of the following does Chesterton say was unheard of prior to Christendom?

5. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the Christian creed is like a key, according to Chesterton.

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

3. Explain how Chesterton comes to the conclusion that Christ was an intellectually apt and astute man?

4. Chesterton discusses the popular notion that early Christianity rose in a barbarous time and place. Explain Chesterton's views on this matter.

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

6. Explain how Chesterton refutes the popular argument that Christ's teachings are dated because he was "a man of his time".

7. 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?

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

9. How does Chesterton refute the common idea to label Christ as a man who was a great philosopher, or a social reformer, or a healer?

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

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