The Green Pastures Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Moses say about seeing the Promised Land?

2. Why does Moses say he plans to stay right where he is?

3. When does Hezdrel tell God to leave the battle area?

4. How many thunderbolts has Gabriel counted in the morning?

5. Who is in charge of cleaning God's office in heaven?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Noah tells Shem to let a dove loose, what does he say about his condition?

2. What is happening on Earth as the play comes to an end?

3. How does God introduce himself to Hezdrel when he goes back to Earth?

4. What do the cleaning women suppose about God and his austere office?

5. What does Ham discover when he throws the sounding line over the side of the ark?

6. What message does Hezdrel ask God to give to the people waiting in the hills?

7. Why does God say he does not like Hosea?

8. Why does Joshua lead the Hebrews across the River Jordan?

9. Back in Sunday School, what does the audience hear preacher Deshee tell the children?

10. How are the wild festivities of the Babylonian court interrupted?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages as a critique of THE GREEN PASTURES. Discuss the points you feel are particularly good about the play as well as any parts you think are weak. End your essay with a recommendation for others to read or watch the film.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, The Children in THE GREEN PASTURES. Discuss the use of children as a dramatic device to set up the plot of THE GREEN PASTURES. Note that the children are stereotypical of children in general rather than as racial caricatures. Include examples of incessant questions, fidgeting in Sunday School, and angelic children misbehaving in the heavenly fish fry.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, Two Different Views of God in THE GREEN PASTURES. Discuss the vengeful nature of God in the first part of the play--expulsion from the garden, the flood, the deaths of Egypt's first born, the destruction of Jericho, etc. Part two of the essay includes Hezdrel's view of God and God's smile as Jesus is being crucified.

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