Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Barabbas' appearance.
Barabbas is approximately thirty years old, with a reddish beard, black hair, and a scar on his cheek.
2. Describe Jesus as Barabbas sees him.
Barabbas sees a regular man, not particularly powerful looking, then notices a halo of light around Jesus as he prepares to go up Golgotha.
3. How do the characters react when the hill goes dark?
The characters are surprised when the hill goes dark, and the soldiers jump to their feet and grab their weapons .
4. Describe the hare-lipped girl.
The hare-lipped girl is young, thin, dressed in rags, and obviously hungry.
5. Describe what the characters do at the fat woman's house.
At the fat woman's house, the characters eat, drink, talk, and occasionally slip off behind the curtain with one of the women of the house for a few minutes.
6. What do Barabbas and the characters at the fat woman's house discuss?
Barabbas and the characters at the fat woman's house discuss Barabbas' good fortune at having been released from prison, the crucifixion, and Jesus' ministry.
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