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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 about the story of Good Friday?
(a) It is a day of demons and paganism.
(b) It is too often read symbolically.
(c) The best things in the world are at their worst.
(d) It is why Rome was created.

2. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?
(a) A quest.
(b) A search.
(c) A journey into fire.
(d) The movement of someone to whom physical location is irrelevant.

3. What abyss in the unity of the absolute does Chesterton reference?
(a) The moment when God had been forsaken of God.
(b) None of these.
(c) Christ rising from the grave.
(d) The three Marys.

4. What evidence does Chesterton present to support his claim that Christ was many sided?
(a) The spectrum of emotion in the Gospels.
(b) The enduring quality of his teachings.
(c) The complexity of the church doctrine.
(d) All the different things historians and popular theories claim he was.

5. What accepted social practice common in Christ's time does Chesterton use to exemplify how his teachings are not bound to them?
(a) Infanticide.
(b) Polygamy.
(c) Slavery.
(d) Suicide.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does Chesterton say Christendom brought to the world?

2. Which of the following accusations of the Church does Chesterton refute?

3. How is the creed of Jesus like a key, according to Chesterton?

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

5. What does Chesterton insist is a common error?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What important role does Herod play in the Christmas story as Chesterton sees it?

3. Why does Chesterton attempt to look at the Gospels as one who had never seen them before?

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

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

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

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

8. 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?

9. How does Chesterton prove that you can determine the beliefs of the church by what it rejected?

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

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