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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says it would be very odd if what people refer to as "falling in love" were to happen where?
(a) In Christianity.
(b) In hell.
(c) In a sexless world.
(d) In heaven.

3. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis likens figuring out the Christian lifestyle to learning which language?
(a) Russian.
(b) Latin.
(c) Greek.
(d) German.

4. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says he thinks the idea that desiring good for ourselves and enjoying it is bad comes from which philosopher's thoughts?
(a) Aquinas.
(b) Kant.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Pascal.

5. Lewis states that we are half-hearted creatures because, when offered infinite joy, we fool around with all but which of the following instead?
(a) Drink.
(b) Ambition.
(c) Sex.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

1. While talking about his experience in war, Lewis says he found what as he got closer to the front lines?

2. Lewis contends in his discussion of Pacifism that, rather than fanaticism, the best results are obtained by all but which of the following limited objectives?

3. Lewis states, while discussing what scripture promises of heaven, that any idea of Christ we can form now will be what?

4. Which of the following is NOT one of the analogies Lewis uses to explain the Christian journey in "The Weight of Glory"?

5. While discussing Pacifism, Lewis mentions that he believes only one world religion is truly Pacifist. To which religion does he refer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Lewis believe that the fact that war makes death real to us is a good thing, as discussed in "Learning in War-time"?

2. What three ways does Lewis say there are to interpret the command to turn the other cheek, as discussed in "Why I am Not a Pacifist"?

3. Describe the two meanings of conscience as discussed in "Why I am Not a Pacifist".

4. In his discussion of authority in "Why I am Not a Pacifist", what does Lewis say has been society's conclusion about Pacifism?

5. Why, when discussing the concept of glory, does Lewis describe glory as being noticed by God?

6. Why, according to Lewis in "Learning in War-time", might some view continuing education as odd during a great war?

7. Discuss Lewis's response in "The Weight of Glory" when talking about Wordsworth's definition of beauty in life.

8. While discussing the relationship between emotion and sensation, what three points does Lewis make about the relationship?

9. Why, in "Transposition", does Lewis say that he is somewhat uncomfortable with glossolalia?

10. Sum up Lewis's final explanation for why he is not a Pacifist at the end of "Why I am Not a Pacifist".

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