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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist", Lewis says he believes the art of life consists in tackling _______________ as well as we can.
(a) World hunger.
(b) Immediate evil.
(c) Suffering.
(d) World war.

2. Which analogy does Lewis use when discussing the seeming pointlessness of continuing education during a war?
(a) Not having enough sense to come in out of the rain.
(b) Fiddling while Rome burns.
(c) Talking to a brick wall.
(d) A race against time.

3. When discussing heaven, Lewis states that he does not believe his desire for Paradise proves what?
(a) That it exists.
(b) That he will enjoy it.
(c) That others cannot achieve it.
(d) That God exists.

4. What is the first Pacifist position ruled out by Lewis in "Why I am Not a Pacifist"?
(a) It is too expensive to fight wars.
(b) Killing of human beings is always wrong.
(c) Wars do more harm than good.
(d) War is evil.

5. Lewis contends in his discussion of Pacifism that, rather than fanaticism, the best results are obtained by all but which of the following limited objectives?
(a) Prison reform.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) World peace.
(d) Abolition of slave trade.

6. What, according to "Why I am Not a Pacifist", is the most useful analogy when figuring out right and wrong?
(a) Precedent.
(b) Reason.
(c) Logic.
(d) Conscience.

7. In "Transposition", Lewis says that if anyone watches the relationship between emotions and sensations he will discover all but which of the following?
(a) Nerves have fewer resources than emotion.
(b) Nerves do respond to emotions.
(c) Senses use one sensation to express multiple emotions.
(d) Emotion is separate and unconnected.

8. When discussing mental exercises to defend the scholar against war, what does Lewis give as the first enemy?
(a) Fear.
(b) Frustration.
(c) Excitement.
(d) Love.

9. What happens at the end of Lewis's analogy when the boy in the dungeon learns that there are no pencil marks in the outside world?
(a) His notion of the world becomes blank.
(b) The mother has to rethink her strategy.
(c) He is released from prison.
(d) He becomes angry with his mother for lying.

10. What sort of fanatic does Lewis describe in "Why I am Not a Pacifist" who has an unanswerable intuition that strong drink is wrong?
(a) Temperance.
(b) Control.
(c) Excess.
(d) Sobriety.

11. While talking about his experience in war, Lewis says he found what as he got closer to the front lines?
(a) Everyone spoke less about the war.
(b) Religion became more important.
(c) Everyone spoke more about the war.
(d) Religion became less important.

12. Lewis states in "The Weight of Glory" that no one can enter heaven except as a child, and that ____________is obvious in any good child.
(a) Fear of the unknown.
(b) Desire to behave well.
(c) Pleasure in being praised.
(d) Curiosity about God.

13. Lewis believes, as stated in his discussion of transpositions, that the doctrine provides a background needed for which of the following virtues?
(a) Unselfishness.
(b) Love.
(c) Peace.
(d) Hope.

14. When discussing mental exercises to defend the scholar against war, what does Lewis give as the second enemy?
(a) Fear.
(b) Excitement.
(c) Frustration.
(d) Love.

15. Which of the following analogies does Lewis NOT use when talking about childlike humility?
(a) Pupil before teacher.
(b) Child before father.
(c) Creature before creator.
(d) Lawyer before judge.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist", what does Lewis say is the second of three possible ways to interpret the command to turn the other cheek?

2. If asked about the greatest virtue, as discussed in "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says the great Christians of old would have responded with which answer?

3. In his discussion of right and wrong, Lewis says that any concrete train of reasoning involves all but which of the following elements?

4. According to "Why I am Not a Pacifist", basic moral intuitions are the only element of ______________ that cannot be argued about.

5. While discussing Pacifism, Lewis mentions that he believes only one world religion is truly Pacifist. To which religion does he refer?

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