J. B. Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Scene 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The argument of the play is that the only way to live and transcend suffering is through what?
(a) Prayer and obedience to God.
(b) Faith in human beings.
(c) Belief that there is a God and a divine plan.
(d) Faith and trust in God an his divine plan.

2. When Zuss and Nickles are arguing about the role of suffering in J.B.'s life, they are ______ to the story of Job in the Bible.
(a) Citing.
(b) Sympathizing.
(c) Colluding.
(d) Alluding.

3. After Sarah sings her song, the children ask J.B. to do what?
(a) Put the train together.
(b) Sing the same song.
(c) Sing a different song.
(d) Play the piano.

4. What is the modern day religion closest to existentialism?
(a) Judaism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Islam.

5. Before Zuss can shout out his faith in J.B.'s faith, Nickles asks him what question?
(a) Why J.B. has to have faith.
(b) Why J.B. has to die.
(c) Why J.B. has to suffer.
(d) Why J.B. has to experience pain.

Short Answer Questions

1. There are two traditional aspects of man's relationship with God as portrayed in the story. The first is ______ in God's love.

2. J.B.'s song at the end of Scene 1represents what?

3. When the lights fade at the end of Scene 1, what shadows are left on the ceiling of the tent?

4. When J.B. makes a reference to Sarah's love of flowers, he is referring to what?

5. Sarah sings a song to the children that wonders what?

(see the answer key)

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