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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Existentialism says that life is mainly full of what?
(a) Suffering.
(b) Pain.
(c) Heartache.
(d) Trials.

3. There are two traditional aspects of man's relationship with God as portrayed in the story. The first is ______ in God's love.
(a) Faith.
(b) Belief.
(c) Certainty.
(d) Joy.

4. Zuss says that ______ will enable J.B. to see God more clearly.
(a) Praise.
(b) Pleasure.
(c) Suffering.
(d) Pain.

5. According to Mr. Zuss, why does Job not have a right to question God?
(a) Because he wasn't worthy.
(b) Because God is God.
(c) Because God is the Creator.
(d) Because he's only a man.

6. Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss, in the Prologue, describe the stage as what?
(a) Hell.
(b) In the sky.
(c) On the ground.
(d) Heaven.

7. Sarah compares their children to J.B., saying that they both show gratitude the way a woman does what?
(a) Wears a nice pair of shoes.
(b) Wears a nice dress.
(c) Wears nice jewelry.
(d) Uses purses.

8. What does Mr. Zuss sell?
(a) Popcorn.
(b) Animals.
(c) Candy.
(d) Balloons.

9. What is Sarah arranging on the table when she and J.B. notice two drunk soldiers across the street?
(a) Place settings.
(b) Silverware.
(c) Napkins.
(d) Flowers.

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

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

12. Zuss wonders if J.B. knows that he is a(n) ______ in the story.
(a) Main character.
(b) Player.
(c) Minor character.
(d) Actor.

13. At the beginning of Scene 2, what do Zuss and Nickles remove?
(a) Their uniforms.
(b) Their belts.
(c) Their costumes.
(d) Their masks.

14. How many children do J.B. and Sarah have?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

15. How many of J.B.'s children are in a car that is hit by a drunk driver?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Prologue, what holiday is J.B. shown at?

2. Where is the story of Job found?

3. Where is the Prologue set?

4. What does existentialism say about God?

5. According to the allegory this play represents, human life is lived according to what?

(see the answer keys)

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