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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To Zuss and Nickles, J.B. is playing a role in deciding the argument between what two entities?
(a) Good and evil.
(b) Fear and faith.
(c) Praise and thanks.
(d) God and Satan.

2. Once Nickles and Zuss have their masks on, where do they quote lines from?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) History books.
(d) Famous movies.

3. J.B. says that when he was a kid, the light of ______ was the light of God.
(a) Evening.
(b) Day.
(c) The moon.
(d) The sun.

4. Where are Zuss and Nickles when Sarah and J.B. realize their son is dead?
(a) To the side of the scene.
(b) Off stage.
(c) In the front row of the audience.
(d) On an upper platform.

5. How does Mr. Nickles describe Job's situation?
(a) Scary.
(b) Eventful.
(c) Hideous.
(d) Ridiculous.

6. J.B.'s song at the end of Scene 1represents what?
(a) The theme of the play.
(b) The motive of the play.
(c) The mood of the play.
(d) The tone of the play.

7. How long is J.B.'s grace at the meal in Scene 1?
(a) Long-winded.
(b) Long enough.
(c) Very brief.
(d) Of moderate length.

8. Sarah says that you cannot take God's blessings as a gift, but that God is owed _______ in return.
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Something.
(d) Thanks.

9. Who is the Distant Voice meant to represent?
(a) Satan.
(b) Job.
(c) The angels.
(d) God.

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

11. What does Nickles want to do when he climbs down the ladder?
(a) Help J.B. understand what is occurring.
(b) Laugh at J.B. and his faith.
(c) Laugh at Sarah and her faith.
(d) Help Sarah understand what is occurring.

12. When Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss step onto the stage, who is Mr. Zuss going to play?
(a) Angels.
(b) Satan.
(c) St. Peter.
(d) God.

13. When Zuss and Nickles put their masks on at the end of Scene 2, what do they recite?
(a) Biblical commentary.
(b) Biblical titles.
(c) Biblical poetry.
(d) Biblical verse.

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

15. Existentialism says that the sum total of existence is what human beings _______.
(a) Experience.
(b) Live.
(c) Complete.
(d) Feel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Nickles says that J.B. would play his role differently if he were what?

2. The lesson of the allegory that this play represents is that we can face whatever happens with acceptance and grace. Which character represents this viewpoint?

3. This play, and the story of Job, are allegories for what?

4. The Messengers bring Sarah into the house, dirty and bruised. Where has she been?

5. The scene between the family shows the _____ between J.B. and Sarah about their beliefs.

(see the answer keys)

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