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 is the body of the murder victim discovered?

2. What does the blind man accuse the hare-lipped girl of?

3. Who might Barabbas have joined that hated the Jerusalem temple, priests and scribes?

4. What happens to Barabbas and Sahak after they are released from the mines?

5. How is Barabbas connected to Sahak?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Barabbas do after burying the hare-lipped girl?

2. What is Barabbas reaction to the true believer's action during the stoning?

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

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

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

6. What does Barabbas do with the hare-lipped girl's body?

7. Why does Sahak refuse to the leave the mines without Barabbas?

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

9. What is special about the inscription on the back of Sahak's slave medallion?

10. What miracle did Sahak claim to have received from God?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

How does the news of the impending persecution of the Christians affect the characters in the low-vaulted room? Describe the forms of persecution the Christians in the novel face. How do they react to their persecutions? What effect do their persecutions and reactions have on Barabbas?

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