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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is upsetting to Screwtape about the sudden demise?
(a) Wormwood was inattentive and all was lost.
(b) The patient "got through" without slow suffering plus he immediately recognized the workings of Wormwood.
(c) Wormwood failed to ask Screwtape's help at the end.
(d) The patient had too much time for preparation.

2. Why does Lewis think it is a good thing when Christians are aware of their social responsibilities?
(a) They can identify non-believers in social situations.
(b) They will not become confused that their social and spiritual responsibilities are one and the same.
(c) They will realize that their social and spiritual responsibilities are one and the same.
(d) They can advance social causes.

3. Why does Lewis contend scholars are the least likely to learn from thinkers of the past?
(a) Scholars understand things only from one aspect of training.
(b) Scholars rarely ask if the content is true and befuddle themselves with contexts and categories.
(c) Scholars confuse each other.
(d) The public expects scholars to discover newness in the old and the known.

4. How does Screwtape suggest sowing seeds of marital discord?
(a) Encourage each partner to easily and readily sacrifice for the other.
(b) Encourage each partner to be selfish during courtship.
(c) Encourage lustful sexual relations as much as possible.
(d) Encourage each partner to seek outside opinions on private matters.

5. What is a common way a religious person is likely to be corrupted?
(a) When religion becomes a means to an end.
(b) When history can be shown to justify sin.
(c) When history does not support religion.
(d) When major sin is viewed as minor sin.

6. What is the key point Screwtape tells about time?
(a) Time is a silly measure invented by mankind.
(b) Time is a gift to be used in the service of God.
(c) People do not truly understand time and how to use it.
(d) Nobody really knows what time it is.

7. What do life happenings provide for every person according to Lewis?
(a) A chance to test God.
(b) A chance to find or to advance personal success.
(c) An occasion to possibly involve sex or perversion.
(d) An occasion to come closer to Heaven or to Hell.

8. What does Screwtape advise is the best means to get a person to act cowardly?
(a) Provide historical examples of humans that failed tests of courage.
(b) Instill thoughts of jealousy and envy.
(c) Fill the mind with little escape hatches in advance of the time courage is needed.
(d) Remind the patient of personal shortcomings.

9. What does Screwtape say the Enemy claims is unselfishness?
(a) Justice.
(b) Chastity.
(c) Charity.
(d) Marital fidelity.

10. What is Screwtape's basic idea about human life?
(a) Without sexual intercourse, human life would revert to savagery.
(b) Life is predatory competition.
(c) Life is cooperation and oneness between separate entities
(d) Sexual intercourse is the driving human life force.

11. What does Screwtape suggest is the benefit of theories about the historical Jesus?
(a) Moves the focus from the spiritual on to the political.
(b) Since little is known, the more theories the better.
(c) Theories portray Jesus as very ordinary, therefore not from God.
(d) So much speculation can be twisted from every theory.

12. How does Lewis view the effects of democracy?
(a) Democracy elevates the living standard of all.
(b) Democracy will always yield weak leaders.
(c) Democracy encourages equality and sameness, so everyone can feel comfortable and equal.
(d) Democracy will always yield strong leaders.

13. What does Screwtape advise as war nears the man's home town?
(a) Undermine courage in the man because it is the forge point of all virtues.
(b) Encourage the man to reckless selfishness.
(c) Encourage the man to hate all humanity.
(d) Encourage the man not to resist, rely upon the Enemy.

14. What does Screwtape recommend to undermine human courage?
(a) Provide graphic illusions of violence and death.
(b) Befuddle the thinking with imaginings of super-hero action.
(c) Provoke the thinking there is also something more than courage to fall back on.
(d) Provide thoughts of a tranquil future if current crisis is avoided.

15. Why does Screwtape advise that unselfishness is fertile ground for marital strife?
(a) Unselfishness leads to sexual dysfunction.
(b) Unselfishness can alter a person's thinking.
(c) A woman thinks it is taking trouble for others, a man thinks it is not giving trouble to others.
(d) There is not any way to define unselfishness.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do devils use the media concerning female desirability?

2. How does Lewis summarize the cosmic battle?

3. What does Screwtape say is the outcome of a person thinking time is their own?

4. What is the name of the illustrated booklet for Wormwood enclosed with letter #22?

5. What preference by God does Screwtape view as nonsense?

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