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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 was inscribed on the front of Sahak's slave medallion?
2. What does Sahak talk to the overseer about when questioned about his prayer activities?
3. Who throws the first stone during the hare-lipped girl's execution?
4. What does Barabbas do the night after the stoning?
5. Where does Barabbas carry the hare-lipped girl's body?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Sahak and Barabbas end up standing trial in front of the governor?
2. To what do the thieves attribute Barabbas's odd behavior?
3. What heresy does the blind man accuse the hare-lipped girl of spreading?
4. Where might Barabbas might have been between the time that he left the thieves and when he was in the copper mines?
5. How does the governor view Barabbas?
6. What is Eliahu's relationship to Barabbas?
7. Why does the true believer cast the first stone at the hare-lipped girl?
8. After his initial whipping, what does Barabbas do while Sahak prays?
9. Describe Barabbas and Sahak's relationship above ground.
10. Describe the hare-lipped girl's burial.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the Christian philosophy that the hare-lipped girl describes to Barabbas? How does that philosophy affect her life and the lives of the other Christians? How does it affect Barabbas's life? How does the behavior of the Christians in Jerusalem affect Barabbas's view of their philosophy?
Essay Topic 2
What reasons does the red-bearded man give for Jesus' crucifixion and why? What reasons does Barabbas give for Jesus' crucifixion and why? What events affect Barabbas's reasoning and why?
Essay Topic 3
How does Sahak's attitude affect his character and other characters in the novel? What events and experiences appear to affect Sahak's attitude? What role does Sahak play in Barabbas's life and how does absence affect Barabbas's character?
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