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. Why is God angry with men again?

2. Who enters and tells everyone to stop the music and dancing?

3. Who tries to get God to remember the Hebrews?

4. What is Noah doing repeatedly on the floating ark?

5. What does Noah tell Shem to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does God say he will give Moses to make Pharaoh let the people leave Egypt?

2. Why is God happy as Noah, his family, and the animals leave the ark?

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

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

5. What is Moses doing when Abraham suggest he is the right one to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt?

6. Where is Moses and what is he doing when God comes looking for him?

7. What is happening on the ark after Noah and his family have been on board for a long time?

8. When God appears in the Babylonian court, what does he say?

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

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

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 on the topic, The Concept of Sin in THE GREEN PASTURES. Select scenes that deal with sin in the play [e.g., Noah's description of the people's behavior and Zeba's behavior or Cain the Sixth's character] to discuss the overt human actions looked upon as sin in the play. Include how God prohibits dancing on the moon by declaring it a sin.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, Comedy in THE GREEN PASTURES. Select three scenes from the play that are played for their comic value. Describe the scenes and the elements that classify them as comedy. Evaluate the purpose of comedy in such a play.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay of at least two typewritten, double spaced pages on the topic, The Ark as a Steamboat in THE GREEN PASTURES. The essay should include the experience black people in Louisiana had with water transportation in the 1920s. Discuss the steamboat ark as such a concept rather than a kind of stereotypical comedy. Conclude with ways different ethnic groups might view religious artifacts.

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