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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When discussing religion in private life, Lewis says that we live today in a society starved for all but which of the following?
(a) Silence.
(b) Religion.
(c) Solitude.
(d) Privacy.

2. In "The Inner Ring", what does Lewis say he thinks is one of the most dominant desires in human life?
(a) To bring others into the ring.
(b) To prove that the ring doesn't exist.
(c) To be inside the ring.
(d) To be outside the ring.

3. According to "On Forgiveness", it is a safe bet in regard to our own sins that the excuses are what?
(a) Not as good as we think.
(b) Better than we think.
(c) Completely irrelevant.
(d) Sufficient for God.

4. "Membership" states that humility is the road to what?
(a) Personality.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Peace.

5. In the opening of "The Inner Ring", Lewis says that he will not attempt to talk about what?
(a) Morals.
(b) Life.
(c) Religion.
(d) Current affairs.

6. In his discussion of fairies, Lewis says that belief in them would spoil the reading of what famous Shakespearean work for him?
(a) Midsummer Night's Dream.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Much Ado about Nothing.

7. In "On Forgiveness", Lewis says that in our own cases of sin we do what?
(a) Ignore the need for an excuse.
(b) Don't accept excuses easily enough.
(c) Accept excuses too easily.
(d) Let God supply the excuse.

8. In regard to poetry, Lewis says what in "Is Theology Poetry?" about the Old and New Testaments?
(a) New Testament is less poetical than Old.
(b) Old Testament is less poetical than New.
(c) Neither are very poetical.
(d) Both are equally poetical.

9. In his discussion of the inner ring, Lewis says that a person may tell themselves it is a hardship to do what?
(a) Go to a dinner party.
(b) Be one of a few in charge.
(c) Be a member of society.
(d) Stay late at work.

10. In the opening of "On Forgiveness", Lewis says what about believing in the forgiveness of sins?
(a) It is easier than he thought.
(b) It is not as easy as he thought.
(c) It is essential to the Christian faith.
(d) It is irrelevant to the Christian faith.

11. Toward the end of "Membership", Lewis says that it is a pestilent notion that we each start with something called ____________ locked up inside us.
(a) Humility.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Equality.
(d) Personality.

12. Lewis states when discussing theology that only a minority of world religions have a theology. What ancient culture does he use as an example?
(a) Mayan.
(b) Greek.
(c) Roman.
(d) Egyptian.

13. To which famous philosopher does Lewis refer at the end of "The Inner Ring"?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Plato.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Augustine.

14. "Membership" says that the modern idea that religion belongs to our private life is all but which of the following?
(a) Paradoxical.
(b) Natural.
(c) Dangerous.
(d) Desirable.

15. What famous work by Keats does Lewis say in "Is Theology Poetry?" is even better than ancient mythology?
(a) Hyperion.
(b) Hymn to Apollo.
(c) Ode to Autumn.
(d) Endymion.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to "Is Theology Poetry?" why are fairies popular in England?

2. In "Is Theology Poetry?" what mythological person does Lewis say has a far more heroic appeal than the Christian God?

3. In his discussion of forgiveness, Lewis says that to be a Christian means to forgive what?

4. According to Lewis's discussion of forgiveness, what is the the same about us forgiving others and God forgiving us?

5. To which poet does Lewis refer in "The Inner Ring"?

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