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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Why does the cardinal think that the church will appear to be gods?
(a) They will perform miracles.
(b) They will have be all powerful.
(c) They will preach God's word.
(d) They will free the people from spiritual thought.

3. What does the inquisitor predict the church will do when it achieves supreme authority?
(a) Give freedom to all.
(b) Finally understand Jesus temptation.
(c) Eliminate all misery.
(d) Make greater questions than those that tempted Jesus.

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

5. What does the inquisitor say will eventually happen?
(a) Everyone will become free.
(b) Everyone will learn the truth about god.
(c) People will reject the teachings of Jesus.
(d) People will reject the church.

6. What is the significance of the Tower of Babel?
(a) Physical power.
(b) Supreme knowledge.
(c) Scientific acheivement.
(d) Man trying to equal god.

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

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

9. To what does the grand inquisitor say man prefers death?
(a) Starvation.
(b) Knowing right and wrong.
(c) Loving all equally.
(d) Wisdom.

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

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

12. What changes in himself does the grand inquisitor confess?
(a) He thought Jesus was wrong.
(b) He once believed in Jesus' teachings.
(c) He used to be an atheist.
(d) He used to want power over all.

13. What motivates the inquisitor besides a desire for power?
(a) He wants to destroy the weak.
(b) He never beleived in Jesus.
(c) he believes he is doing the work of Jesus.
(d) He believes he is doing right.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is there still doubt as to the truth of Jesus' divinity?

2. Describe Alyosha's reaction to Ivan's tale.

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

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

5. Why will they/he continue to suffer?

(see the answer keys)

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