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Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Learning in War-time" says that all our activities will be accepted as long as what occurs?
(a) They are allowed by the church.
(b) Prayers are said.
(c) The intention is good.
(d) They are offered to God.

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

3. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist" Lewis says that were he to be a Pacifist, he would go against the writings of all but which of the following?
(a) Gandhi.
(b) Plato.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Cicero.

4. When discussing the perception that some activities are more worthy of God's attention than others, Lewis says Arnold first used the word "spiritual" to replace what German word?
(a) Geistlich.
(b) Heilig.
(c) Christlichkeit.
(d) Gemütlichkeit.

5. In "Transposition", Lewis says that we are claiming to know that our desire for heaven was not merely a desire for all but which of the following?
(a) Longevity.
(b) Social splendor.
(c) Jewelry.
(d) Money.

6. In his discussion of transposition, Lewis says that the lower medium can be understood only if what is also true?
(a) Knowing the higher medium.
(b) A higher medium exists.
(c) Not knowing the higher medium.
(d) Lower medium is studied.

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

8. According to "Why I am Not a Pacifist", basic moral intuitions are the only element of ______________ that cannot be argued about.
(a) Reason.
(b) Conscience.
(c) Precedent.
(d) Logic.

9. 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.

10. Lewis comments, when discussing the appropriateness of scholarship during war, that our tendency to focus on things other than war is our nature rather than what?
(a) Éclat.
(b) Charisma.
(c) Zest.
(d) Panache.

11. According to "Learning in War-time", why does war fail to absorb our whole attention?
(a) It is too large to comprehend.
(b) It occurs elsewhere.
(c) People don't care.
(d) It is finite.

12. To which poet does Lewis refer when discussing the secret inside people in "The Weight of Glory"?
(a) Frost.
(b) Shelley.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Yeats.

13. When discussing how we should decide a question of morals, Lewis states that every moral judgment involves all but which of the following?
(a) Facts.
(b) Precedent.
(c) Intuition.
(d) Reasoning.

14. 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?
(a) Exceptional cases.
(b) Minimizing approach.
(c) Pacifist approach.
(d) Literal interpretation.

15. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis states that he is shocked to find all but which of the following Christians taking heavenly glory quite literally?
(a) Johnson.
(b) Aquinas.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Milton.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, according to "Transposition", is the relationship between the spiritual and the natural?

2. What emotion does Lewis say he feels when discussing the desire for heaven?

3. Lewis describes, in "Why I am Not a Pacifist," a belief that human history is a unilinear movement from worse to better. What term does he use for this belief?

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. Lewis states in "Learning in War-time" that St. Paul tells people to do what?

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