The Weight of Glory and Other Addresses Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 "Is Theology Poetry?" what mythological person does Lewis say has a far more heroic appeal than the Christian God?

2. To which famous philosopher does Lewis refer at the end of "The Inner Ring"?

3. Toward the end of "Membership", Lewis says that it is a pestilent notion that we each start with something called ____________ locked up inside us.

4. In "On Forgiveness", Lewis says that in our own cases of sin we do what?

5. According to Lewis's discussion of religion in private life, this phenomenon can be seen even where?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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.

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

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

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

6. Why, in his discussion of forgiveness, does Lewis say he has come to agree that the section on forgiveness does need to be included in the Creed?

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

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

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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In "Transposition", Lewis spends quite some time discussing the relationship between the mind and body. Analyze and discuss his assertions given on this subject. Is the concept of transposition sufficient to describe this relationship? Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Cite three examples of the inner ring as described by Lewis and explain how this phenomenon works. Be sure to include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss Lewis's assertion that while a man may be called upon to die for his country, he must never live for it. Explore this assertion and include supporting detail from the text.

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