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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is similar about Catholics and Masons, according to Ivan?
(a) They want to stop the Inquisition.
(b) They both elect officials.
(c) They have secret philosophies.
(d) They believe in freedom.

4. What does the cardinal think will lead man away from Jesus?
(a) Not having enough bread.
(b) Worrying about the future.
(c) Increased spiritual thinking.
(d) Having physical comfort.

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

6. Why does the inquisitor say the people will allow their tower to be finished?
(a) They need it to be completed.
(b) They want food.
(c) They will not believe in Jesus.
(d) They can't do it themselves.

7. What is the second thing Jesus was tempted with?
(a) Proving his power to all.
(b) Seizing power.
(c) Healing the world.
(d) Asking for forgiveness.

8. What does Ivan promise to do before he dies?
(a) Return to visit Alyosha.
(b) Follow the teachings of Jesus on his own.
(c) Join the church.
(d) Travel wide and spread love.

9. Why does Alyosha accuse Ivan of being a Mason?
(a) He is against the Inquisition.
(b) He seems to believe in a mystery behind religion.
(c) He seeks to overthrow the church.
(d) He seems greedy for power.

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

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

12. What responsibility does the inquisitor say the has clergy taken on?
(a) Re-interpreting Jesus' work.
(b) Fixing man's mistakes.
(c) Freeing man's soul.
(d) Knowing the agony of freedom.

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

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

15. What did the grand inquisitor believe when he was younger?
(a) That Jesus wasn't real.
(b) That the church was evil.
(c) The church purpose was to control.
(d) In all that Jesus taught.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the grand inquisitor say accompanies faith?

2. What doesn't Alyosha believe?

3. Who does the grand inquisitor say is blameless?

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

5. What does the inquisitor accuse Jesus of?

(see the answer keys)

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