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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the inquisitor add to his stating of the three questions?
(a) More factual details.
(b) A quotation from scripture.
(c) Ideas about modern science.
(d) A judgement about of man's nature.

2. How does Jesus help the second person in the crowd?
(a) He forgives a woman's sins.
(b) He allows a blind man to see.
(c) He helps a man escape torture.
(d) He brings a girl back to life.

3. What does the cardinal do when he repeats the spirit's questions?
(a) He puts it into he own words.
(b) He makes a joke of it.
(c) He quotes the bible.
(d) He poses it to the prisoner.

4. What does the the grand inquisitor tell Jesus his fate will be the next day?
(a) He will remain in prison.
(b) He will be burned.
(c) He will have a chance to preach.
(d) He will be freed.

5. What does the prisoner do to be recognized by the people?
(a) He walks into a crowd.
(b) He appears unobserved.
(c) He holds out his hands.
(d) He heals a blind man.

6. What does the inquisitor say couldn't be clear at the time of the questions?
(a) Their prophetic nature.
(b) How they would be answered.
(c) Their importance.
(d) Their truth.

7. What century does Ivan's Legend take place in?
(a) 18th century.
(b) 17th century.
(c) 16th century.
(d) 15th century.

8. What is a "Literary Preface," in the case of this story?
(a) A preface explaining what literature is.
(b) A introduction explaining why the subsequent story is literature.
(c) A well-written introduction.
(d) An introduction referencing stories with similar aspects.

9. Who in the crowd does Jesus Heal?
(a) All who he loves.
(b) All who ask him.
(c) All who come in contact with him.
(d) All who pray.

10. Where is the cardinal when he sees the crowd?
(a) Walking by the Seville Cathedral.
(b) Across from the market.
(c) In his house.
(d) Coming out of the church.

11. What does the grand inquisitor say Jesus rejects in the wilderness?
(a) The teachings of the church.
(b) Sin in man.
(c) The inquistion.
(d) His temptation by a spirt.

12. Before he is arrested in the story, what doesn't Jesus do?
(a) Appear in Seville.
(b) Heal a blind man.
(c) Heal a child.
(d) Preach a sermon.

13. What do the guards do with the prisoner?
(a) Lock him in a cell.
(b) Feed him.
(c) Ask him his name.
(d) Allow him to wash.

14. Who is the prisoner's visitor?
(a) The girl he healed.
(b) The woman from the crowd.
(c) The king.
(d) The cardinal.

15. According to Ivan, did Jesus have any physical presence on earth in the 16th Century?
(a) No, just in the hearts and mind of beleivers.
(b) Yes, but only in his story of The Grand Inquistor.
(c) Yes, he visited holy men as recorded in their writing.
(d) Yes, but only as a character in literary fiction.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the people react to the guards seizing the prisoner from their midst?

2. How does Ivan describe the prison?

3. What prompts the woman of the dead child to ask Jesus for help?

4. What does the cardinal say earth's thinkers couldn't do?

5. Where do the guards take the prisoner?

(see the answer keys)

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