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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What characters from "The Wanderings of Our Lady through Hell" is NOT referenced in Ivan's "Literary" Preface?
(a) God.
(b) The Devil.
(c) The Archangel Michael.
(d) Our Lady.

4. What part of the scene in front of the cathedral does the cardinal witness?
(a) A man's sight being restored.
(b) Jesus appearing.
(c) A girl coming back to life.
(d) A man asking to be healed.

5. What does Ivan mean when he says, "fifteen centuries since man has ceased to see signs from heaven"?
(a) It has been 15 centuries since Jesus walked the earth.
(b) Miracles can no longer occur.
(c) Man is no longer in touch with spirituality.
(d) The church has lost proof that Jesus existed.

6. When the people are silent before him what does the cardinal do?
(a) Bless them.
(b) Preach a sermon.
(c) Demand their obedience.
(d) Explain his actions.

7. What does the grand inquisitor think is important about the Jesus' encounter with the spirit?
(a) The spirit's reaction.
(b) Jesus' response.
(c) The energy created by it.
(d) The three questions.

8. Why is Jesus' appearance deemed a visit?
(a) It is not really him.
(b) It is not his final return.
(c) He comes to Spain.
(d) It is a vacation.

9. What does the inquisitor say man can not understand?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Truth.
(d) Evil.

10. According to Ivan, what do the characters Our Lady and God discuss in "The Wanderings of Our Lady through Hell"?
(a) The life of Jesus.
(b) Mercy for all those in hell.
(c) The history of the world.
(d) Forgiveness for "Our Lady."

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

12. Why were the "fires lighted" in the Inquisition?
(a) To cook feasts given in honor of God.
(b) To burn condemned people alive.
(c) To warm the court rooms.
(d) To provide light every night for the proceedings.

13. How does the cardinal think Jesus would hinder his work?
(a) Trying to get him fired.
(b) Asking him too many questions.
(c) Focusing religious attention on himself.
(d) Protesting for religous freedom.

14. Where does Jesus stop to meet the mother of the dead child?
(a) In the street.
(b) At the market.
(c) Across from the cemetery.
(d) On the steps of the cathedral.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What order does the cardinal give to his guards after witnessing the scene in front of the cathedral?

2. How does the prisoner look at the grand inquisitor when he is being accused in his cell?

3. What does the grand inquisitor say Jesus rejects in the wilderness?

4. Where do the guards take the prisoner?

5. What does the inquisitor add to his stating of the three questions?

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