Barabbas Test | Final 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. When the band of thieves discover that Barabbas is missing, where do they search for him?

2. What does Barabbas think about as he carries the hare-lipped girl's body?

3. Whose mother does Barabbas think about as he gazes towards the land of the Moabites?

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

5. How is Barabbas connected to Sahak?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barabbas think about as he carries the hare-lipped girl's body?

2. What about Barabbas amazes Sahak?

3. What happens to Sahak after he speaks to the governor?

4. How do Sahak and Barabbas end up standing trial in front of the governor?

5. What explanation does Barabbas give the governor for the inscription on the back of his medallion?

6. To what do the thieves attribute Barabbas's odd behavior?

7. What is Eliahu's relationship to Barabbas?

8. Why does the true believer cast the first stone at the hare-lipped girl?

9. What heresy does the blind man accuse the hare-lipped girl of spreading?

10. How does the governor view Barabbas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Barabbas last words, "to thee I deliver up my soul," are not explained by the author. What might be the implications of these words?

1. Who might Barabbas be speaking to and why?

2. What might these words foreshadow for Barabbas's eternal future and why?

3. Why might Barabbas have spoken this particular phrase and how does it relate to his life story as told in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the symbolism behind the slave medallion and the inscriptions found on both sides of Sahak's and Barabbas's medallions. Compare and contrast how the inscription on the back of each man's medallion affected his character. What did the medallion symbolize for Barabbas after Sahak's death?

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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