Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - The Weight of Glory
1. When talking about the highest virtues, Lewis states that people today see unselfishness as the highest but that Christians of old thought love is the greatest. Lewis believes unselfishness to be a negative term while love is positive. Why does Lewis believe that unselfishness is negative?
2. Lewis has a great deal to say about those who contend that the Christian life is mercenary in "The Weight of Glory". Discuss his response to this assertion.
3. When comparing the Christian life to that of a schoolboy in "The Weight of Glory", why does...
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