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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 Lewis, a person should constantly be doing which of the following?
(a) Educating himself/herself.
(b) Constantly growing closer to God.
(c) In tune with nature.
(d) Helping others.

2. According to Lewis, individuals are able to do which of the following in relation to the need pleasures of others?
(a) Be critical.
(b) Be supportive.
(c) Be disinterested.
(d) Be oblivious.

3. Lewis warns against allowing love from becoming which of the following?
(a) All-consuming.
(b) Unrequited.
(c) Superficial.
(d) Conditional.

4. A person enjoying a glass of water is illustrative of which of the following types of pleasure, according to Lewis?
(a) Desire pleasure.
(b) Temporary pleasure.
(c) Need pleasure.
(d) Genuine pleasure.

5. According to Lewis, affection is a necessary part of which of the following?
(a) Long-term erotic love.
(b) Need love.
(c) Appreciative love.
(d) Spontaneous love.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Lewis cite as having been the site for his organization of his thoughts about love?

2. An unexpected pleasant aroma, according to Lewis, is which of the following?

3. Which of the following poets does Lewis quote when he writes, "A man's reason for not wanting his country to be ruled by foreigners are very like his reasons for not wanting his house to be burned down."

4. According to Lewis, it is necessary to make which of the following out of nature?

5. Pleasure, according to Lewis, is which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the love-related warning that the author issues to the reader.

2. What does the author write in relation to how a person treats affection in his/her life?

3. What does the author allude to as being the determinant for the type of rulers who govern a country?

4. How does the author manage to incorporate patriotism into a book that is supposed to be focused on love?

5. How does the author incorporate the use of a glass of water to illustrate "need pleasure"?

6. How does author C.S. Lewis describe affection?

7. What term does the author use to describe the event in which love is allowed to grow too far out of bounds, and problems arise that ultimately result in the takeover of a person's life?

8. Describe the observations that author C.S. Lewis offers in relation to the words, "like" and "love" as he notes that he will begin his discussion of love, "at the very bottom of love--like" in the section of his book subtitled, "Likings and Loves for the Sub-Human."

9. What does the author use to amend to the list of favorable attributes relating to affection?

10. What topic(s) does author C.S. Lewis share with the reader in the opening pages of his book that relate to his personal experience about writing a book focused on love?

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