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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whom does Barabbas kill at the stoning pit?
2. What happens to Sahak when he refuses to renounce his faith before the governor?
3. Where is Barabbas sent after he is separated from Sahak?
4. When is the body of the murder victim discovered?
5. What secret about Eliahu does no one know?
Essay Topic 1
How do the themes of monotheism (the worship of one God) and polytheism (the worship of multiple gods) affect the characters in the novel? What implications does the introduction of monotheism have for the Romans? What implications would the introduction of polytheism have for the Jews and Christians? Why might Barabbas have chosen to search for faith in both theologies?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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