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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the cardinal say man will do for earthly bread?
(a) Believe.
(b) Anything.
(c) Be appeased.
(d) Stop sinning.

2. What does the cardinal say the church does that Jesus doesn't?
(a) Forgive sinners.
(b) Understand freedom.
(c) Care for the weak.
(d) Show compassion.

3. What does Alyosha accuse Ivan of lacking?
(a) Attention to the truth.
(b) Love.
(c) Suffering.
(d) Belief in Jesus.

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

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

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

7. What is the third thing Jesus is tempted with?
(a) Beautiful women.
(b) Eternal life.
(c) Seizing authority.
(d) Having his own church.

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

9. What does the grand inquisitor say is more powerful than the banner of bread?
(a) The church and the Inquistion.
(b) Providing food and shelter.
(c) Possession of the conscience.
(d) Eternal love.

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

11. Why is there still doubt as to the truth of Jesus' divinity?
(a) Man is naturally sketptical.
(b) He refused to prove it.
(c) The church has destroyed faith.
(d) People are afraid to have faith.

12. Why must the church determine right and wrong for the people, according to the grand inquisitor?
(a) To maintain his authority.
(b) To save them from misery.
(c) To protect the the church.
(d) To enslave them.

13. Why does the grand inquisitor think man values more than bread?
(a) Someone to worship.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Order.
(d) Love and happiness.

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

15. Why does Ivan say the inquisitor suffers?
(a) He has no faith in god.
(b) He believes in god despite his behavior.
(c) The church is deceitful.
(d) He thinks Jesus' teachings are incorrect.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does the grand inquisitor say it had been since the church followed Jesus' teachings?

2. According to the grand inquisitor, what is the church's work founded on?

3. According to the grand inquisitor, what is the difference about how the church and Jesus implement their philosophy?

4. Why does the grand inquisitor say that Jesus didn't love people at all?

5. What does Ivan promise to do before he dies?

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