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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the grand inquisitor say Jesus wishes from people?
(a) For them to treat each other as equals.
(b) To have them love him on their own.
(c) For them to live as one.
(d) For them to heal one another.

3. What does the Cardinal say would happen if Jesus turned stones into bread?
(a) Everyone would be obedient to him.
(b) The bread would be refused.
(c) His love would be understood.
(d) Everyone would respect him.

4. What does the grand inquisitor think people need in addition to life?
(a) Jesus and the church.
(b) Someone to love.
(c) Something to live for.
(d) Freedom to make decisions.

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

6. According to the grand inquisitor, how has the church responded to the questions used to tempt Jesus?
(a) they have considered them philosophically.
(b) the have forgotten there nature.
(c) They have accepted them.
(d) They have denied them as Jesus did.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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) Jesus doesn't want people to believe in his.
(c) Jesus does not beileve in temptation.
(d) The church forces theirs on people.

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

15. According to the grand inquisitor, How does the church use Jesus to deceive the people?
(a) They say his teachings were their idea.
(b) They deny his existance.
(c) They say that Jesus is still living.
(d) They ask to be worshipped as they were him.

Short Answer Questions

1. What motivates the inquisitor besides a desire for power?

2. What will the church believe about their reign of power?

3. What does the cardinal say the church does that Jesus doesn't?

4. Why did the grand inquisitor change his mind about Jesus teachings?

5. What responsibility does the inquisitor say the has clergy taken on?

(see the answer keys)

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