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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Why I am Not a Pacifist" Lewis says that were he to be a Pacifist, he would go against the writings of all but which of the following?

2. In "The Weight of Glory", Lewis says he feels as though he is trying to rip a secret from his audience that they commonly refer to as all but which of the following?

3. In "Transposition", Lewis says that we often feel as though the vision of God will destroy our nature and that this feeling underlies our use of all but which of these words?

4. In "Learning in War-time", Lewis states that before he became a Christian he did not fully realize that life would consist of doing what?

5. Which of the following analogies does Lewis NOT use when talking about childlike humility?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. Explain the five promises of Scripture as discussed in "The Weight of Glory".

5. Why, in "Transposition", does Lewis say that he is somewhat uncomfortable with glossolalia?

6. In "Learning in War-time," what is Lewis's response to those who ask how we can be so selfish as to think of anything but war?

7. Explain Lewis's analogy of the woman who has a son while living in a dungeon. What point does Lewis intend to make with this fable, as discussed in "Transposition"?

8. At the end of "Transposition" Lewis says he has four points to add. What are they?

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

10. In "The Weight of Glory", why does Lewis say that he doesn't believe his desire for heaven proves he will enjoy it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What larger points does Lewis intend to make about human nature? Pick three points from any section of the book and discuss in detail the statement Lewis is trying to make about humanity. Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the various views on Pacifism and Lewis's response to each. Include information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Lewis gives the example of love as a positive virtue and unselfishness as a negative one. Pick three other positive virtues discussed by Lewis in this collection of sermons and compare and contrast the negative counterparts of each positive virtue.

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