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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What event causes the soldiers near the cross to jump to their feet and grab their weapons?
(a) They see Barabbas.
(b) The crowd presses too close.
(c) Thunder roars and lightening begins to flash.
(d) The hill goes dark.

2. What explanation did the the red-bearded man give for the crucifixion?
(a) The Jewish people are fickle.
(b) The Romans are out to destroy Israel.
(c) The Pharisees are trying to destroy the Christians.
(d) The Master had to suffer and die for them.

3. Why does the red-beaded man feel guilty?
(a) He betrayed his Master by denying him.
(b) He betrayed his Master to the Roman soldiers.
(c) He lied to Barabbas.
(d) He stole money from the disciples.

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

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

6. What does Barabbas pretend to want?
(a) To understand the Christian doctrine.
(b) A good skill.
(c) A home and a family.
(d) Love.

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

8. Why does Barabbas feel uncomfortable with the group?
(a) He is the only man in the group.
(b) He wishes to steal, but cannot.
(c) They stare angrily at him.
(d) He is not one of the group.

9. What does the hare-lipped girl believe will happen on the third day after the crucifixion?
(a) The blind man will see.
(b) She will be healed of her deformity.
(c) That the crucified man will rise from the dead.
(d) The leper will be healed.

10. What does Barabbas notice about the woman he believes is the mother of the man on the cross?
(a) She stares angrily at him.
(b) She looks older than her years.
(c) She seems unable to demonstrate the full depths of her grief.
(d) She cries and clings to a man who grieves for Jesus.

11. When the book opens, where is Barabbas standing?
(a) Near the cross.
(b) In front of the governor.
(c) At the bottom of the hill.
(d) In the marketplace.

12. What does Barabbas notice about the man carrying the cross as the man prepares to go up the hill?
(a) The crowd is pushing him along.
(b) He has a halo of light about him.
(c) He seems calm.
(d) He looks at Barabbas.

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

14. Which follower of Jesus is Barabbas invited to meet?
(a) Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus.
(b) A man whom Jesus raised from the dead.
(c) The apostle Paul.
(d) Mary, the mother of Jesus.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What name does the passing group of men call Barabbas?

3. Whom does Barabbas continue to seek out while he stays in Jerusalem?

4. Where does Barabbas spend his first night after arriving in Jerusalem?

5. What does Barabbas do before everyone leaves the low-vaulted room?

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