The Everlasting Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Chesterton say is one of the fundamental differences in growing up Christian?

2. What does Chesterton say about the story of Good Friday?

3. What does Chesterton say created the opportunity for opulence and moral degradation to enter into mainstream life in Rome?

4. What emotions does Chesterton say a first time reader of the New Testament would experience?

5. How does Chesterton characterize the wanderings of Jesus?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Chesterton what is the difference between the "Christ of the Church" and the "Christ of the Gospels"?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Chapter titled "The Riddles of Gospel" is about the New Testament. Write an essay about the New Testament.

Part 1. Provide background information about the New Testament. What form does it take? How did it come into existence? How were the books selected? When and where does it take place?

Part 2. Summarize the contents of the New Testament, giving detail for the parts to be discussed later.

Part 3. How are Christ and the New Testament commonly represented in churches? Is this a true representation? Is it a good one? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Chesterton's arguments that Buddhism is not a religion and does not have ethics, and that the church is unique in its ability to endure social change is thrown into question by Buddhism itself. Write an essay on Buddhism.

Part 1. Write about the historical spread of Buddhism - when and where it was founded, its subsequent existence and spread throughout history, and its various different types.

Part 2. Who was Buddha? Describe the founder of Buddhism and his teachings.

Part 3. Describe the five precepts, or the code of ethics, in Buddhism.

Part 4. Analyze Chesterton's position on Buddhism in light of your research.

Essay Topic 3

In the chapter titled "War of Gods and Demons", Chesterton explores the reasons that men might make the decisions they do. Write an essay about this concept.

Part 1. Explain Chesterton's point of view and what he says motivates people in such extreme situations.

Part 2. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Part 3. This is a huge human concept and can be found repeatedly throughout literature and popular culture. Show some examples of this concept being explored elsewhere.

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