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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does the grand inquisitor think the bribe of bread is ultimately useless?
(a) Someone could come along and seize the conscience of humanity.
(b) He thinks spritual wealth is more important.
(c) Man can not live on bread alone.
(d) He doesn't beleive people want bread.

2. What is the first question the spirit asks Jesus?
(a) If he will heal the sick.
(b) If he will turn rocks into bread.
(c) If he wants to become all powerful.
(d) If he will jump from a deadly height.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. According to the grand inquisitor, what is the church's work founded on?
(a) Miracle, mystery, and authority.
(b) Jesus promise to mankind
(c) Fear of punishment
(d) Truth and happiness

10. What does Ivan hope to learn upon meeting Alyosha again?
(a) About his experiences.
(b) If he really liked his poem.
(c) About his family.
(d) How his thinking has changed.

11. 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 right.
(d) he believes he is doing the work of Jesus.

12. According to the grand inquisitor, what is the difference about how the church and Jesus implement their philosophy?
(a) The church wants people to be free.
(b) The church forces theirs on people.
(c) Jesus doesn't want people to believe in his.
(d) Jesus does not beileve in temptation.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the grand inquisitor change his mind about religion?

2. What does the cardinal think will lead man away from Jesus?

3. Why does the cardinal think people don't want freedom?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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