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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. Which of the following is NOT one of the analogies Lewis uses to explain the Christian journey in "The Weight of Glory"?
(a) Gospel replaces law.
(b) Poetry replaces grammar.
(c) Longing transforms obedience.
(d) Obedience transforms caution.

2. In the description of the promises of scripture about heaven, Lewis says which of the following?
(a) Only the third is important.
(b) Only the first should matter.
(c) None of them is well defined.
(d) None of them makes any sense.

3. Which of the following does Lewis quote in "Transposition" in his attempt to refute religious critics?
(a) A Modest Proposal.
(b) Pepys' Diary.
(c) Beowulf.
(d) Romeo and Juliet.

4. 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 heaven.
(b) In Christianity.
(c) In hell.
(d) In a sexless world.

5. What sort of fanatic does Lewis describe in "Why I am Not a Pacifist" who has an unanswerable intuition that strong drink is wrong?
(a) Temperance.
(b) Excess.
(c) Sobriety.
(d) Control.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Learning in War-time" says that all our activities will be accepted as long as what occurs?

2. 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?

3. According to Lewis in "Learning in War-time", why must good philosophy exist?

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

5. When discussing mental exercises to defend the scholar against war, what does Lewis give as the third enemy?

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. 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?

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

4. 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"?

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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