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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Why were the Jewish people given the opportunity to pardon one prisoner's death sentence?
(a) It is a tradition during the Passover holiday.
(b) The Romans always pardoned one prisioner each month.
(c) They were being rewarded by the Roman government.
(d) The priests paid the Romans for one prisioner each year.

4. As he lies on his sleeping mat, what conclusion does Barabbas come to about the things he saw on Golgotha?
(a) The fat woman was right about the man on the cross.
(b) The Romans are evil and should all be destroyed.
(c) That what he saw is real, but he has no explanation for what he saw.
(d) That he imagined all the unusual events he experienced.

5. Towards the end of his conversation with Barabbas, what does the passing group of men tell the red-beaded man?
(a) The Pharisees were coming.
(b) The Roman soldiers were on their way.
(c) The Master had risen from the dead.
(d) Barabbas was the one that was supposed to die on Golgotha.

6. How does Barabbas refer to the girl he meets in Jerusalem?
(a) The girl of his dream.
(b) The girl in Jerusalem.
(c) The girl with the hare-lip.
(d) The girl.

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

8. What answer does Barabbas receive about Christian doctrine?
(a) Love each other.
(b) Do good.
(c) Pray without ceasing.
(d) Serve well.

9. What does the believer that Barabbas meets in the village on the mountain tell him?
(a) He wishes he were still dead.
(b) He does not remember his experience.
(c) He had been dead and was raised to be a witness for Jesus.
(d) Barabbas is a fool for not believing that Jesus is the Son of God.

10. What does the hare-lipped girl do after the red-beaded man speaks to the Christians?
(a) She speaks to Barabbas.
(b) She speaks to the believers.
(c) She clears the dishes.
(d) She leaves the building in tears.

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

12. What does Barabbas think has happened to Jesus' body?
(a) The Roman soldiers removed his body the night before.
(b) The body was never actually in the tomb.
(c) Jesus' followers have taken the body away in the night.
(d) Jesus has risen from the dead.

13. To what do Barabbas's friends attribute the unusual events Barabbas saw while at Golgotha?
(a) His emotional state after experiencing such a brutal crucifixion.
(b) God's intervention in the crucifixion.
(c) His mental state after enduring the ordeal of the trial.
(d) His eyes adjusting to daylight after having been in the dungeon.

14. What does the believer find odd about Barabbas's question?
(a) No one else has ever commented on his appearance.
(b) No one else has ever asked him about the "realm of the dead."
(c) No one else has argued with him about heaven.
(d) He is surprised at Barabbas's unbelief.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What event does Barabbas deny seeing that the red-bearded man describes seeing on Golgotha.

2. How does the fat woman feel about Barabbas?

3. What does Barabbas look like?

4. What does the hare-lipped girl believe will happen on the third day after the crucifixion?

5. What does Barabbas ask the woman who talks about the man on the cross?

(see the answer keys)

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