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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Mathematics.
(c) Art.
(d) Theology.

2. 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) Wars do more harm than good.
(c) War is evil.
(d) It is too expensive to fight wars.

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

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?
(a) Hours worth of prayer.
(b) A large amount of charity.
(c) Nothing the same as before.
(d) The same things as before.

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

6. When discussing the promises of scripture, Lewis states that they can be roughly reduced to how many topics?
(a) Three.
(b) Seven.
(c) Five.
(d) Twelve.

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) Gospel replaces law.
(c) Longing transforms obedience.
(d) Obedience transforms caution.

8. What emotion does Lewis say he feels when discussing the desire for heaven?
(a) Impatience.
(b) Shyness.
(c) Depression.
(d) Anger.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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) Courage.
(c) Love.
(d) Unselfishness.

12. When discussing the idea of glory, Lewis says that it is perhaps crude but also accurate to describe glory as what?
(a) Being noticed by God.
(b) The ultimate sacrifice.
(c) An inner peace.
(d) A means to an end.

13. In "Learning in War-time", Lewis quotes which author as saying "to offer to the author of truth the unclean sacrifice of a lie"?
(a) Bacon.
(b) Shelley.
(c) Tolstoi.
(d) Wordsworth.

14. While discussing the cynic's questions about religion, Lewis says that religious language and imagery contains nothing that has not been borrowed from what?
(a) Literature.
(b) Nature.
(c) Pastors.
(d) Bible.

15. 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) He is released from prison.
(b) He becomes angry with his mother for lying.
(c) His notion of the world becomes blank.
(d) The mother has to rethink her strategy.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. When discussing mental exercises to defend the scholar against war, what does Lewis give as the third enemy?

3. As "Why I am Not a Pacifist" closes, Lewis says that we have learned that though the world is slow to forgive, it is what?

4. In his discussion of duty during war, Lewis says anyone who completely gives himself to a cause is giving to _______ that which belongs to God.

5. According to Lewis in "Learning in War-time", why must good philosophy exist?

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