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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist", what does Lewis say is the third of three possible ways to interpret the command to turn the other cheek?
(a) Literal interpretation.
(b) Exceptional cases.
(c) Pacifist approach.
(d) Minimizing approach.

2. Lewis states, while discussing what scripture promises of heaven, that any idea of Christ we can form now will be what?
(a) Irrelevant.
(b) Correct.
(c) Wrong.
(d) Symbolical.

3. Lewis opens "Why I am Not a Pacifist" by saying military service can be all but which of the following?
(a) Morally indifferent.
(b) Wicked action.
(c) Unquestionably essential.
(d) Morally obligatory.

4. While discussing Pacifism, Lewis mentions that he believes only one world religion is truly Pacifist. To which religion does he refer?
(a) Unitarianism.
(b) Animism.
(c) Hinduism.
(d) Buddhism.

5. 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?
(a) Humility.
(b) Courage.
(c) Unselfishness.
(d) Love.

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

7. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist", what does Lewis say is the first of three possible ways to interpret the command to turn the other cheek?
(a) Pacifist approach.
(b) Exceptional cases.
(c) Literal interpretation.
(d) Minimizing approach.

8. In refuting Pacifism, which Pope does Lewis say has rejected the Pacifist position?
(a) John Paul I.
(b) John XXIII.
(c) Pius XII.
(d) Benedict XV.

9. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says nineteen out of twenty men today would respond that what is the highest of the virtues?
(a) Unselfishness.
(b) Love.
(c) Courage.
(d) Humility.

10. In his discussion of right and wrong, Lewis says that any concrete train of reasoning involves all but which of the following elements?
(a) Reception of facts.
(b) Self-evident truth.
(c) Making decisions.
(d) Arranging facts.

11. Lewis states that we are creatures who are every moment advancing toward either heaven or hell, and that we still spend time on all but which of the following trivialities?
(a) Literature.
(b) Theology.
(c) Art.
(d) Mathematics.

12. Lewis states, when discussing intense aesthetic rapture, that if he tries to catch the feeling it produces, what happens?
(a) He gets frustrated.
(b) Nothing ever happens.
(c) He grasps only a physical sensation.
(d) He often loses track of the aesthetic experience.

13. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist" Lewis says that nothing should be treated as intuition unless what?
(a) The Bible specifically states it.
(b) No good man has ever dreamed of doubting.
(c) The majority agree that it applies.
(d) It can be proven as scientific fact.

14. Lewis says, when discussing transposition, that which of the following relationships is one of transposition?
(a) Mind and body.
(b) None of the answers is correct.
(c) Heart and soul.
(d) Individual and society.

15. Which of the following is NOT one of the analogies Lewis uses to explain the Christian journey in "The Weight of Glory"?
(a) Gospel replaces law.
(b) Poetry replaces grammar.
(c) Longing transforms obedience.
(d) Obedience transforms caution.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Lewis in "Learning in War-time", if you don't read good books what will happen?

2. While talking about duty during wartime, Lewis says that the rescue of drowning men is a duty worth dying for but not worth what?

3. Which of the following does Lewis quote in "Transposition" in his attempt to refute religious critics?

4. In "Learning in War-time", Lewis states that before he became a Christian he did not fully realize that life would consist of doing what?

5. 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?

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