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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 his discussion of forgiveness, what does Lewis have to say about God and extenuating circumstances?
(a) He will overlook them.
(b) He will not overlook them.
(c) There are always extenuating circumstances.
(d) There is no such thing as extenuating circumstances.

2. Toward the end of "Membership", Lewis says that it is a pestilent notion that we each start with something called ____________ locked up inside us.
(a) Equality.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Personality.
(d) Humility.

3. When discussing the meaning of poetry, Lewis says he feels sure the examiners were not asking if theologians are masters of all but which of the following styles?
(a) Simple.
(b) Artistic.
(c) Sensuous.
(d) Passionate.

4. In the opening of "The Inner Ring", Lewis says that he will not attempt to talk about what?
(a) Life.
(b) Religion.
(c) Morals.
(d) Current affairs.

5. In "Is Theology Poetry?" how does Lewis define theology?
(a) Study of God's relation to the universe.
(b) Analysis of God.
(c) Series of statements about God.
(d) Study of religious truth.

Short Answer Questions

1. When discussing the concept of unity, Lewis gives the example of all but which of the following characters from "The Wind in the Willows"?

2. With what famous author does Lewis begin "The Inner Ring"?

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

4. In "Is Theology Poetry?" what era of tragedy does Lewis describe as one where the protagonist's life is represented by a slowly rising and then quickly falling curve?

5. According to "On Forgiveness", it is a safe bet in regard to the sins of others that the excuses are what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the Creed, as discussed in "On Forgiveness".

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. Why, according to "Membership", is Christianity institutional in the earliest documents?

6. What does Lewis say frequently happens when he thinks he is asking God to forgive him?

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

8. What disadvantages does Lewis say in "Is Theology Poetry?" does Christianity have when faced with other doctrines?

9. In his discussion of the inner ring, Lewis says that men tell their wives and themselves that it's a hardship to stay late at work or school. Why, according to Lewis, is this not quite true?

10. 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.

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