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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. In "On Forgiveness", Lewis says that in the case of the sins of others we do what?
(a) Accept excuses too easily.
(b) Don't accept excuses easily enough.
(c) Ignore the need for an excuse.
(d) Let God supply the excuse.

2. With what famous author does Lewis begin "The Inner Ring"?
(a) Shelley.
(b) Wordsworth.
(c) Tolstoi.
(d) Bacon.

3. In "The Inner Ring", what does Lewis say he thinks is one of the most dominant desires in human life?
(a) To be outside the ring.
(b) To bring others into the ring.
(c) To prove that the ring doesn't exist.
(d) To be inside the ring.

4. According to "Is Theology Poetry?" why are fairies popular in England?
(a) They represent human virtues.
(b) We don't think they exist.
(c) They are a childlike delight.
(d) We have substituted them for ancient mythology.

5. "Membership" states that obedience is the road to what?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Peace.
(c) Personality.
(d) Pleasure.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the opening of "Membership", Lewis says he believes it was one of the Wesleys who said that the New Testament knows nothing of what?

2. Why, according to "Membership", has even the authority of man over beast been interfered with?

3. When discussing Christian solitude, Lewis says that Christians are called not to _____________ but to membership in the mystical body.

4. In "The Inner Ring", Lewis says what about the existence of inner rings?

5. "Membership" states that unity is the road to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "Membership", why is the idea that religion should take place in solitude a dangerous one?

2. What, according to Lewis in "Is Theology Poetry?", do his examiners really intend to ask?

3. In the discussion of the inner ring, what does Lewis say we hope to achieve by getting inside the ring?

4. What, according to Lewis's descriptions of the inner ring, does one discover when getting close to the ring?

5. In his discussion of the value of the human soul, Lewis has what to say about why God died for man?

6. Why, according to "Is Theology Poetry?", do we not restate belief in a less poetical form free from metaphor and symbolism?

7. When discussing the common idea that we are all equal in the sight of God, Lewis proposes what he admits may seem to be a paradox. Explain the paradox.

8. What does Lewis say in his discussion of forgiveness is the hardest part about forgiving others?

9. When discussing religion versus science, Lewis quotes Professor D.M.S. Watson. What is Watson's view on evolution as opposed to creationism?

10. Lewis says in "On Forgiveness" that there are two remedies for the danger of excusing ourselves from sin. Explain these two remedies.

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