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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In the Inquisition what are penances?
(a) Rewards for good deads
(b) Verses to memorize
(c) Lessons to be practiced
(d) Punishments for sin

4. What is the cardinal's immediate reaction upon witnessing the scene outside the Cathedral?
(a) He orders a man arrested.
(b) He calls for his guards.
(c) His face darkens and his eyebrows tense.
(d) He smiles mischeviously.

5. What do the people do when they first do when they recognize Jesus?
(a) Fall at his feet.
(b) Run away.
(c) Crowd around him.
(d) Ask him to heal them.

6. Why does the crowd tremble in obedience to the cardinal?
(a) He tells the guards to arrest them.
(b) He orders them on their knees.
(c) They hope he will reward them.
(d) They know he is powerful.

7. Where is the prison?
(a) Near the market.
(b) In the basement of the catherdral.
(c) In the palace.
(d) Outside of town.

8. What doesn't the inquisitor say is brought to together by the spirit's questions to Jesus?
(a) The people's philosophy.
(b) Contradictions of human nature.
(c) The history of mankind afterward.
(d) Fact and imagination.

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

10. How does the cardinal think the prisoner would hinder his work?
(a) Stopping the inquisition.
(b) Adding more judges and courts.
(c) Starting a separate inquisition.
(d) Runing for office.

11. What order does the cardinal give to his guards after witnessing the scene in front of the cathedral?
(a) To order the crowd to be silent.
(b) To disperse the crowd.
(c) To arrest a man.
(d) To protect him.

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

13. How does Ivan feel about the part in his poem where the prisoner first appears?
(a) He would like to refine it more.
(b) He thinks it is funny.
(c) He thinks it is very orignal.
(d) He thinks its one of the best parts.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What century does Ivan's Legend take place in?

2. What breaks Ivan's Narrative?

3. What author's work does Ivan specifically reference in his "Literary" Preface?

4. Where do the guards take the prisoner?

5. According to Ivan, did Jesus have any physical presence on earth in the 16th Century?

(see the answer keys)

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