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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. When discussing forgiveness, from what does Lewis say a great deal of our anxiousness to make excuses for sin come?
(a) From the idea that we will always be sinners.
(b) From a paranoia that we are truly wrong.
(c) From being sure that God does not understand.
(d) From not really believing in forgiveness.

2. To which famous philosopher does Lewis refer at the end of "The Inner Ring"?
(a) Plato.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Aristotle.
(d) Augustine.

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

4. 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) Sensuous.
(c) Artistic.
(d) Passionate.

5. "Membership" says that the modern idea that religion belongs to our private life is all but which of the following?
(a) Natural.
(b) Paradoxical.
(c) Desirable.
(d) Dangerous.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Inner Ring", Lewis says that the quest for the ring will break what?

2. Lewis states in "Membership" that _____________ is a quantitative term and that therefore love knows nothing of it.

3. Lewis says in "The Inner Ring" that an egoist is all but which of the following?

4. To which poet does Lewis refer in "The Inner Ring"?

5. In his discussion of what it takes to be a member of the inner ring, Lewis says that the trial for the inner ring may end in all but which of the following ways?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

6. At the opening of "Is Theology Poetry?", how does Lewis define theology? Explain.

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

8. Why, according to Lewis's discussion of forgiveness, is it so important for us to forgive those who sin against us?

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

10. How does Lewis respond, when discussing whether theology is merely poetry, to the idea that Christians believe their theology because they find it the most poetically appealing of their options?

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