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

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

3. Lewis says, when discussing forgiveness, that very often when praying he finds that he has asked God not to forgive him, but for what?

4. In his discussion of sin, what does Lewis say constitutes real forgiveness?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

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

10. According to "The Inner Ring", what is the difference between a small musical group and an inner ring?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the concept of transposition, as discussed by Lewis, with the concept of development. Lewis says the two things are different. In what ways do they differ? In what ways are they similar? Why does Lewis wish the distinction to be perfectly clear? Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 2

What are the main arguments between religion and science? Cite three specific examples from the text and discuss them in detail to support the essay.

Essay Topic 3

In "Learning in War-time," Lewis seems to advocate the lesser of the evils. This is a gray area, and Christianity generally prefers to focus on black and white issues. Explore and analyze the ways in which Lewis has taken a brave position in this sermon and why those particular positions are gray areas. Include supporting information from the chapter to back up the essay.

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