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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the grand inquisitor's manner with Jesus?
(a) Puzzled.
(b) Authoritative.
(c) Loving.
(d) Aplogetic.

2. What does the grand inquisitor say happened to Jesus?
(a) He was blessed.
(b) He was asked three questions.
(c) He was taught prayers.
(d) He performed great miracles.

3. What is the cardinal wearing when he witnesses the crowd?
(a) A funeral suit.
(b) Uniform of the "holy guard."
(c) Gorgeous cardinal's robes.
(d) An old monk's cassock.

4. What breaks Ivan's Narrative?
(a) He pauses to question Alyosha.
(b) Alyosha has to leave.
(c) He gets tired.
(d) Alyosha asks a question.

5. Why does the grand inquisitor ask the prisoner to imagine the questions were forgotten?
(a) So he would eventually forget them.
(b) So he could accept new ones.
(c) So he could imagine their recreation.
(d) So he could invent better ones.

Short Answer Questions

1. What religious historical event, "in the north of Germany" is called, "a terrible new heresy."

2. What doesn't the inquisitor say is brought to together by the spirit's questions to Jesus?

3. How does the cardinal think Jesus would hinder his work?

4. What does the cardinal say earth's thinkers couldn't do?

5. What does the grand inquisitor predict will be the crowds reaction to Jesus' punishment?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the cardinal come to the prisoner's room alone and in the night?

2. Who does the church follow instead of Jesus?

3. What is the subject of Ivan's Literary Preface?

4. What was the third temptation of Jesus by the spirit in the wilderness?

5. How does the little girl feel when she comes back to life?

6. Why does the grand inquisitor think people will follow the church?

7. Why does the grand inquisitor say Jesus refused in the second temptation?

8. How are the literary examples in Ivan's preface related?

9. What does the grand inquisitor think man's rebellious nature will lead to?

10. Who is the spirit that talks with Jesus in the wilderness?

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