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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 think Jesus created conscience?
(a) In his interactions with students.
(b) Living selflessly.
(c) Teaching man through example.
(d) By not proving his identity.

2. Why does the cardinal say the people would respect Jesus' power if he fed them?
(a) They would be awed by his ability.
(b) The would respect his kindness.
(c) They would be afraid he would stop.
(d) They would appriciate his love.

3. What sanction does the grand inquisitor claim Jesus has given for their behavior?
(a) Ability to communicate in disguise.
(b) Eternal forgiveness.
(c) Freedom to accept or reject his teaching.
(d) The right to speak in his name.

4. Why does the grand inquisitor say that Jesus didn't love people at all?
(a) He enslaved them.
(b) He gave them hope.
(c) He taught them the truth.
(d) He gave them freedom.

5. What does the inquisitor say people will destroy?
(a) The prisons.
(b) Jesus' temple.
(c) Seville.
(d) The world.

6. How does the inquisitor equate the clergy and Jesus himself?
(a) They are both powerfull.
(b) They both love the strong.
(c) They both love the weak.
(d) They both made sacrifices.

7. What will the church believe about their reign of power?
(a) They will expect Jesus' approval.
(b) It is in Jesus' name.
(c) It will be truthful and holy.
(d) They will know it is against Jesus' word.

8. What does the inquisitor say people will build?
(a) A new cathedral.
(b) Food markets for all.
(c) A better religion.
(d) A new Tower of Babel.

9. Why does the cardinal think Jesus wouldn't feed the world?
(a) He thinks the must work for their food.
(b) He thinks he is selfish.
(c) He did not want to buy their obedience.
(d) He does not think them worthy.

10. According to the grand inquisitor, what role does Jesus reject?
(a) Giver of wisdom.
(b) Silent wanderer.
(c) Provider of food and shelter.
(d) Aribiter of truth.

11. What doesn't Alyosha believe?
(a) That Ivan means what he says.
(b) That The prisoner in the story is Jesus.
(c) That Ivan's story is orginal.
(d) That the clergy thinks deception is helpful.

12. Why did the grand inquisitor change his mind about religion?
(a) He found all the suffering difficult.
(b) He thought the strong should sufffer.
(c) He thought only the weak should suffer.
(d) He thought people should suffer.

13. Why does the cardinal say the clergy keeps silent about the true nature of their power?
(a) To protect the strong.
(b) To keep control.
(c) To deceive the weak.
(d) Out of love for humanity.

14. What does Alyosha accuse the inquisitor of?
(a) Lying to the people.
(b) Not loving the weak.
(c) Never telling the truth.
(d) Not believing in God.

15. Where do the people believe the church is leading them?
(a) Against the teachings of Jesus.
(b) To virtue and to heaven.
(c) To submission.
(d) To relieve them of their conscience.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is similar about Catholics and Masons, according to Ivan?

2. What does the Cardinal say would happen if Jesus turned stones into bread?

3. Why does the grand inquisitor think the bribe of bread is ultimately useless?

4. What is the second thing Jesus was tempted with?

5. What is the first question the spirit asks Jesus?

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