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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. In the introduction to "The Women Taken in Adultery", what biblical chapter does the introduction state was used as a counterpart to the pageant?
(a) Psalms.
(b) John.
(c) Matthew.
(d) Mark.

2. By what name is the author of "The Crucifixion" pageant known by? (As quoted by the text in reference to the author: "an unknown playwright of extraordinary talent".)
(a) Chester's voice.
(b) York realist.
(c) Towneley realist.
(d) York's voice.

3. How many devils are in "The Judgment"?
(a) 12.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 9.

4. Who owned the only two complete (the ones preserved between 1510-1535) copies of "Everyman"?
(a) James Vocht.
(b) RIchard Pynson.
(c) John Skot.
(d) Micheal Flemming.

5. How many good souls are there that Jesus promises will live in joy and bliss forever? (The Judgment")
(a) 7.
(b) 2.
(c) 9.
(d) 4.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men does Annas say took Jesus, so that no one believes that he rose from the dead? ("The Resurrection")

2. From whom do analysts believe were the originators of the "horrible detail" where Christ's limbs were stretched by cords? (Introduction to "The Crucifixion")

3. Where does Scene I open? ("The Women Taken in Adultery")

4. Who claims to be above all other people in the world? ("The Death of Pilate")

5. What Finnish play does "Everyman" closely resemble?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the introduction, what does the York "Resurrection" represent?

2. Why is Veronica given the promise that Caesar will have Pilate killed?

3. How did the soldiers justify, for themselves, the crucifixion of Christ?

4. In what ways is Christ's descent into hell dramatized?

5. Why does the editor state that the dialogue in the N.Town cycle of "The Women Taken in Adultery" "rings true"?

6. According to the prologue to "Everyman", what is the treatise of the play?

7. Why does the editor state that the liturgical playwrights "made little use of the Passion theme"?

8. Why can Everyman not enter his grave with the company of Beauty, Strength, and Discretion?

9. What advice does Confession have for Everyman?

10. Describe the poetic form used in "The Judgment".

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