Barabbas Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 did the hare-lipped girl not ask Jesus to do for her?

2. What business keeps Barabbas in Jerusalem?

3. Why does Barabbas feel he has a stronger bond with Jesus than the Christians?

4. Why doesn't Barabbas believe Jesus is the Son of God?

5. At the end of the evening, who is left with the Fat Woman?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the fat woman react to Barabbas staying in Jerusalem?

2. Describe the hare-lipped girl.

3. Describe the hare-lipped girl's meeting with Jesus.

4. Why does Barabbas feel he has a stronger bond with Jesus than the Christians?

5. To what does the fat woman attribute Barabbas's odd behavior?

6. Describe Barabbas' appearance.

7. What does Barabbas notice about the people in Jerusalem the day after the crucifixion?

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

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

10. What does the red-bearded man claim is the point of the crucifixion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How do the characters at the fat woman's house rationalize the miracles Barabbas saw on Golgotha? How does their rationalization affect his character? What other miracles does Barabbas rationalize and what effect did his rationalization have on his character development?

Essay Topic 2

How does the discussion of the Jewish Messiah at the fat woman's house affect Barabbas and the way he lives his life? How does Jesus differ from the Messiah that Barabbas and the others are expecting? How does their preconceived notions of a Messiah affect their ability to believe that Jesus is the Son of God?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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