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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What reaction does Barabbas have to the red-bearded man's claims about the crucified man?
(a) Barabbas accuses the red-beaded man of lying.
(b) Barabbas walks away.
(c) Barabbas tells the red-bearded man his belief is flawed.
(d) Barabbas laughs at the red-bearded man.

2. What name does the passing group of men call Barabbas?
(a) Thief.
(b) Beggar.
(c) Murderer.
(d) Reprobate.

3. Why would Barabbas normally avoid Golgotha?
(a) He knows he will hang there one day.
(b) His father was crucified on Golgotha.
(c) He feels it is an unclean place of death.
(d) It is far out of his way.

4. Where does the hare-lipped girl live?
(a) Near the temple.
(b) With the fat woman.
(c) At the Dung Gate.
(d) In the low-vaulted room.

5. Whom does Barabbas see near his hiding place?
(a) Two Roman soldiers.
(b) The hare-lipped girl.
(c) The red-bearded man.
(d) Angels.

6. What do the men do after returning from their brief excursions?
(a) Wash their hands.
(b) Eat and talk more.
(c) Greet Barabbas.
(d) Sleep.

7. How well does Barabbas sleep during his first night after arriving in Jerusalem?
(a) He immediately falls into a drunken slumber.
(b) He tosses and turns before eventually falling asleep.
(c) He sleeps for an hour, then suddenly awakes.
(d) He is unable to sleep.

8. Why does Barabbas feel that he cannot be forgiven for his sins?
(a) Because he doesn't believe in sin.
(b) Because he hasn't paid for them.
(c) Because he was born a thief and a murderer.
(d) Because he doesn't believe in God.

9. What did the hare-lipped girl see at the tomb?
(a) Barabbas.
(b) The red-bearded man.
(c) Two Roman soldiers.
(d) An angel.

10. How did the believers react to the hare-lipped girl after the red-bearded man spoke to them?
(a) They applaud.
(b) They appear to be embarrassed for her.
(c) They argue with her.
(d) They ignore her presence.

11. Why does Barabbas feel he has a stronger bond with Jesus than the Christians?
(a) Because Jesus was a loner, like himself.
(b) Because Barabbas sees Jesus for who he really is.
(c) Because they share the same birthday.
(d) Because Jesus literally died in his place on the cross.

12. After leaving the tomb, whom does Barabbas question about Christian doctrine?
(a) The hare-lipped girl.
(b) The red-bearded man.
(c) The blind man.
(d) The potter.

13. Why does Barabbas choose to attend the crucifixion?
(a) He is swept along with the crowd.
(b) He wants to see the man who took his place.
(c) He feels a strange power prompting him to attend the crucifixion.
(d) His friends encourage him to go.

14. What opinion does Barabbas give the red-bearded man about his feeling of guilt?
(a) He should offer a sacrifice to God.
(b) His sin is too horrible to forgive.
(c) He should give the temple as much money as he can.
(d) His action could be forgiven.

15. Barabbas overhears two men talking the day after the crucifixion; What does Barabbas think they are talking about?
(a) The crucified man.
(b) The hare-lipped girl.
(c) The quiet marketplace.
(d) The dim sunlight.

Short Answer Questions

1. What explanation did the the red-bearded man give for the crucifixion?

2. What warning does the red-beaded man give the believers?

3. What does Barabbas give the girl he meets in Jerusalem?

4. While in the Fat Woman's house in Jerusalem, where do the men occasionally go?

5. When Barabbas is eavesdropping on the two men in Jerusalem, what causes him to lean closer to the men?

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