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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. Toward the end of "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says that our merriment must be of people who take each other seriously, which means with none of all but which?
(a) Flippancy.
(b) Presumption.
(c) Superiority.
(d) Spite.

2. When discussing heaven, Lewis states that he does not believe his desire for Paradise proves what?
(a) That others cannot achieve it.
(b) That God exists.
(c) That it exists.
(d) That he will enjoy it.

3. According to Lewis in his discussion of Pacifism, what sort of society tolerates Pacifists?
(a) Religious.
(b) Liberal.
(c) Anarchist.
(d) Conservative.

4. Lewis gives the example of Pepys in his discussion of transposition, saying that Pepys experienced the same sensation from all but which of the following?
(a) Food.
(b) Love.
(c) Sickness.
(d) Music.

5. Which of the following analogies does Lewis NOT use when talking about childlike humility?
(a) Lawyer before judge.
(b) Creature before creator.
(c) Pupil before teacher.
(d) Child before father.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says nineteen out of twenty men today would respond that what is the highest of the virtues?

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

3. If asked about the greatest virtue, as discussed in "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says the great Christians of old would have responded with which answer?

4. 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?

5. According to "Learning in War-time", why does war fail to absorb our whole attention?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

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

6. Discuss Lewis's assertion in "Learning in War-time" that war creates no absolutely new situation.

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

8. 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"?

9. 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"?

10. Explain Lewis's statement in the discussion of war that a man may have to die for his country but that no man must live for his country.

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