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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following does Lewis quote in "Transposition" in his attempt to refute religious critics?
(a) Pepys' Diary.
(b) A Modest Proposal.
(c) Beowulf.
(d) Romeo and Juliet.

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

3. According to Lewis in "Learning in War-time", why must good philosophy exist?
(a) Humans need reason to understand things.
(b) It provides a reason to be religious.
(c) It does not need to exist.
(d) Bad philosophy must be answered.

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

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

6. 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) Cicero.
(b) Plato.
(c) Gandhi.
(d) Aristotle.

7. What is Lewis's response when faced with those who claim the Christian life is a mercenary one?
(a) They are right.
(b) They are unbelievers and shouldn't be listened to.
(c) There are different kinds of rewards.
(d) They are unintelligent.

8. 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) Aquinas.
(b) Johnson.
(c) Milton.
(d) Solomon.

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) Humility.
(b) Love.
(c) Courage.
(d) Unselfishness.

10. 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.

11. Which of the following groups does Lewis NOT mention as fanatical in "Why I am Not a Pacifist"?
(a) Freudians.
(b) Spiritualists.
(c) Leninists.
(d) Marxists.

12. What is the second 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) War is evil.
(d) Wars do more harm than good.

13. In his discussion of transposition, Lewis says that the word ____________ is not always sufficient to describe the relation between higher and lower mediums.
(a) Analogy.
(b) Semantics.
(c) Symbolism.
(d) Metaphor.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Why, in "Transposition", does Lewis say he wishes to discuss the phenomenon of speaking in tongues?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. While talking about duty in wartime, Lewis says that God's claim on us is which of the following?

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