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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. What event does Barabbas accuse the red-bearded man of falsifying?

2. During his first night after arriving in Jerusalem, what does Barabbas think about as he lies on his sleeping mat?

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

4. What opinion does Barabbas give the red-bearded man about his feeling of guilt?

5. How did the believers react to the hare-lipped girl after the red-bearded man spoke to them?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the red-bearded man confess to Barabbas?

2. What does the red-bearded man attribute to Barabbas's sudden interest in Jesus?

3. To what do the characters at the fat woman's house attribute the halo Barabbas describes seeing?

4. Describe hare-lipped girl's actions and thoughts on the resurrection morning.

5. What does Barabbas tell the Christian when questioned about his visit to the resurrected man?

6. Why doesn't Barabbas believe that Jesus could be the Son of God?

7. What do Barabbas and the characters at the fat woman's house discuss?

8. Describe the residents who live near the Dung Gate.

9. What statement does the fat woman make that offends the hare-lipped girl?

10. Describe Jesus as Barabbas sees him.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the symbolism behind the slave medallion and the inscriptions found on both sides of Sahak's and Barabbas's medallions. Compare and contrast how the inscription on the back of each man's medallion affected his character. What did the medallion symbolize for Barabbas after Sahak's death?

Essay Topic 2

How does the promise of the resurrection affect the characters in the story? Compare and contrast Barabbas's and the hare-lipped girl's expectations and experiences surrounding Jesus' resurrection. How might their faith have affected their experiences?

Essay Topic 3

Other than death, what purpose did crucifixion serve in the first century? How did it affect members of society? What effect did it have on the characters in the novel? What link might be evident among all the crucifixions reported in the novel?

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