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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do Barabbas and Sahak feel about their above ground work?

2. What does Barabbas allow the governor to do to his slave medallion?

3. What happens to Sahak when he refuses to renounce his faith before the governor?

4. What religious philosophy does the overseer have?

5. Why does the one-eyed slave wear a wooden frame around his neck?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the concept of ritual "uncleanliness." How does ritual uncleanliness differ from simply being dirty and needing a bath? What does the fear of ritual uncleanliness indicate about Barabbas's character? What irony is evident in this?

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

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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