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A. C. Cawley
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Introduction, what "type" did Cain represent?
(a) "The Secular World."
(b) "The Realism of the World."
(c) "Jews."
(d) "The Decline of Mankind."

2. What does God tell Noah about his feelings about mankind? ("The Flood")
(a) He wished he had never made man.
(b) He wished that man would change his ways.
(c) He blames Eve for the fall of mankind.
(d) He wishes that Satan would leave mankind alone.

3. What does Eve say she and Adam would be if they ate the apple? ("The Fall of Man")
(a) Gods.
(b) Honorable.
(c) Sustained.
(d) Angels.

4. Why does Joesph leave Mary at the end of Scene II? ("The Annunciation")
(a) To get her a donkey.
(b) To find the Holy Spirit.
(c) To find her some food.
(d) To find her help.

5. Which play did the introduction to "Abraham and Isaac" claim had been the superior one?
(a) The Preston play.
(b) The Waterhouse play.
(c) The Chester play.
(d) The Brome play.

Short Answer Questions

1. Most of what from the original play was preserved for the text?

2. Where does Scene II open? ("The Annunciation")

3. What does "Natumque pariet" mean? ("Herod the Great")

4. How many windows does God tell Noah to put in the Ark? ("The Flood")

5. What kind of "beast" does God say that he wanted to create? ("The Creation of Adam and Eve")

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the Introduction state was the "unity of biblical history"?

2. What purpose does the "Doubt of Joseph" provide in the play?

3. For what other writings is the author of the "Shepherds' Pageants" responsible?

4. What "justifies" Lucifer's fall from Heaven?

5. In "Abraham and Isaac", why does God call for the sacrifice of Isaac?

6. What does the Introduction state as the tie between the conflict between Cain and Abel?

7. What does the editor state about the superiority of the Brome play ("Abraham and Isaac") over all others?

8. What does Herod order to insure that the Jesus does not make it to adulthood?

9. What does the editor state as interesting facts that surround "The Annunication"?

10. What does the introduction to "The Annunciation" state as its origin?

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