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

2. Lewis says in "Transposition" that it may seem strange that an apocalypse can describe heaven with nothing more than all but which of the following?
(a) Crowns.
(b) Thrones.
(c) Angels.
(d) Music.

3. Lewis says toward the end of "Transposition" that our natural experiences are like a drawing. He is referring to all but which of the following experiences?
(a) Social.
(b) Emotional.
(c) Imaginative.
(d) Sensory.

4. 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) Shelley.
(b) Bacon.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Tolstoi.

5. Lewis believes, as stated in his discussion of transpositions, that the doctrine provides a background needed for which of the following virtues?
(a) Unselfishness.
(b) Hope.
(c) Love.
(d) Peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. Lewis states, when discussing intense aesthetic rapture, that if he tries to catch the feeling it produces, what happens?

2. In discussing war's effect on humanity, Lewis says that human life has always been lived where?

3. In refuting Pacifism, which Pope does Lewis say has rejected the Pacifist position?

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?

5. In "Transposition", Lewis says that if anyone watches the relationship between emotions and sensations he will discover all but which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why, in "Why I am Not a Pacifist", is Lewis unmoved by the fact that many of those who die during a war are innocent?

3. Discuss Lewis's example in "Why I am Not a Pacifist" of the supposed intuition of a temperance fanatic.

4. In "The Weight of Glory", why does Lewis say that he doesn't believe his desire for heaven proves he will enjoy it?

5. Explain the five promises of Scripture as discussed in "The Weight of Glory".

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

7. When comparing the Christian life to that of a schoolboy in "The Weight of Glory", why does Lewis say that the analogy eventually breaks down?

8. Explain the three enemies of scholars as discussed in "Learning in War-time".

9. According to Lewis in "Why I am Not a Pacifist", what is the main difference between reason and conscience?

10. At the conclusion of "The Weight of Glory", what does Lewis say should be our attitude toward the glory of others?

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