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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the grand inquisitor justify people turning their backs?
(a) He points at advances in science.
(b) His says misery increased and Christ was not around.
(c) He says he would have done the same.
(d) He knows they are afraid of freedom.

2. What does Ivan say he wishes for his life?
(a) To live forever.
(b) To be and old wise man.
(c) To overthrow the church.
(d) To live to thirty and then die.

3. Why did the grand inquisitor change his mind about Jesus teachings?
(a) He thought began to think Jesus.
(b) He loved freedom of thought.
(c) He began to wonder if they were helpful.
(d) He wanted more power.

4. Who will continue to suffer if the church becomes all powerful?
(a) Those who believe in truth.
(b) The clergy.
(c) The people of the world.
(d) Jesus.

5. What does the grand inquisitor say accompanies faith?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Love.
(d) Doubt.

6. What does the grand inquisitor say the church has done to Jesus' work?
(a) Helped his work to completion.
(b) Corrected his work.
(c) Brought his work to the masses.
(d) Finished his work.

7. What does the grand inquisitor say Jesus did to spirituality?
(a) Created it in his actions.
(b) Burdened it with suffering.
(c) Protected it from the church.
(d) Saved it from destruction.

8. Why do Catholics detest Mason's, according to Ivan?
(a) Catholics believe in Jesus.
(b) They break up the unity of conformity.
(c) Masons believe in mystery.
(d) The masons are too greedy.

9. Who will finish the new Tower of Babel?
(a) The great scientists and thinkers.
(b) No one.
(c) Jesus.
(d) The church.

10. Why does the grand inquisitor say men have fought and killed?
(a) To preserve the church.
(b) For freedom to worship.
(c) For honor and power.
(d) For common worship.

11. What is the result of Jesus refusal to take power in the world?
(a) The world is divided according to faith.
(b) The church needs to take power.
(c) The world has no freedom.
(d) Jesus will be eventually forgotten.

12. How does the cardinal say Jesus responded to the first question from the spirit?
(a) Calmly answering no.
(b) Saying man lives not by bread alone.
(c) Ignoring the question.
(d) Telling the spirt it is wrong.

13. According to the grand inquisitor, what will the be the church's view on freedom?
(a) They will want it for all.
(b) They will know they have abolished it.
(c) They will think they are responsible for everyone's freedom.
(d) It will be publicly banned.

14. In the Inquisition, what happens of one disagrees with the church?
(a) They can be punished.
(b) They are shown Jesus teachings.
(c) They are accepted anyway.
(d) The church is unconcerened.

15. Describe Alyosha's reaction to Ivan's tale.
(a) He wants to know more.
(b) He agrees wholeheartedly.
(c) He is bored by the long story.
(d) He questions Ivan's poem as absurd.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the inquisitor say people will destroy?

2. What does Ivan say must exist among the clergy?

3. What does the grand inquisitor say the church must do for the people?

4. What changes in himself does the grand inquisitor confess?

5. Why must the church determine right and wrong for the people, according to the grand inquisitor?

(see the answer keys)

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