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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. Where does Barabbas carry the hare-lipped girl's body?
2. Where has Barabbas been before he becomes a slave in a Roman governor's house?
3. Who enrages Barabbas so much that he ferociously desecrates dead bodies?
4. What information does Sahak reveal to the one-eyed slave?
5. Why does the one-eyed slave wear a wooden frame around his neck?
Short Essay Questions
1. To what do the thieves attribute Barabbas's odd behavior?
2. What heresy does the blind man accuse the hare-lipped girl of spreading?
3. Why does the true believer cast the first stone at the hare-lipped girl?
4. How does the governor view Barabbas?
5. What is Barabbas' reaction to Sahak's crucifixion?
6. How do Sahak and Barabbas end up standing trial in front of the governor?
7. What happens to Sahak after he speaks to the governor?
8. What explanation does Barabbas give the governor for the inscription on the back of his medallion?
9. What is Eliahu's relationship to Barabbas?
10. Describe the one-eyed man.
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 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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