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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 example does Lewis say in "Transposition" is the most familiar when discussing adaptation from a richer medium to a poorer?
(a) Drawing.
(b) Sculpture.
(c) Composition.
(d) Music.

2. 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) Bible.
(b) Literature.
(c) Nature.
(d) Pastors.

3. Lewis states, while discussing what scripture promises of heaven, that any idea of Christ we can form now will be what?
(a) Irrelevant.
(b) Wrong.
(c) Symbolical.
(d) Correct.

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

5. In his discussion of transposition, Lewis says that the lower medium can be understood only if what is also true?
(a) Not knowing the higher medium.
(b) Knowing the higher medium.
(c) A higher medium exists.
(d) Lower medium is studied.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Which analogy does Lewis use when discussing the seeming pointlessness of continuing education during a war?

3. 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?

4. 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?

5. When discussing the idea of glory, Lewis says that it is perhaps crude but also accurate to describe glory as what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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"?

4. Why does Lewis say that religion cannot occupy the whole of life in "Learning in War-time"?

5. When talking about the highest virtues, Lewis states that people today see unselfishness as the highest but that Christians of old thought love is the greatest. Lewis believes unselfishness to be a negative term while love is positive. Why does Lewis believe that unselfishness is negative?

6. In "Transposition", what points does Lewis make about the included quote from Pepys?

7. In his discussion of heaven in "Transposition", Lewis says that often our negative interpretation of heaven outweighs the positive. What does he mean by this?

8. Lewis has a great deal to say about those who contend that the Christian life is mercenary in "The Weight of Glory". Discuss his response to this assertion.

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

10. Discuss Lewis's statement in "Why I am Not a Pacifist" that pain and death are not the greatest evils.

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