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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. J.B. refers to the regularity of morning and spring to show that God can be what?
(a) Counted upon.
(b) Helpful.
(c) Friendly.
(d) Benevolent.

2. The second traditional aspect of man's relationship with God is fear of His _________.
(a) Retribution.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Power.
(d) Vengeance.

3. 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.

4. This play, and the story of Job, are allegories for what?
(a) The human experience of suffering.
(b) The human experience of existentialism.
(c) The human experience and philosophy.
(d) The human experience in relation with God.

5. The name "Zuss" resembles what god from Ancient Greece?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Zusstifer.
(c) Zussnice.
(d) Zathena.

6. Sarah says that if they forget God, God will do what?
(a) Forget them.
(b) Remove his blessings.
(c) Make them suffer.
(d) Leave them.

7. What does Mr. Nickles sell?
(a) Popcorn.
(b) Soda.
(c) Ice cream.
(d) Hats.

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

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

10. The text of the play is written in what?
(a) Blank verse.
(b) Choric verse.
(c) Trochaic iameter.
(d) Tetromic pentameter.

11. In the Prologue, man is compared to a wingless, sightless insect that does what?
(a) Gets squashed by the boot of someone larger.
(b) Lands and gets run over by a car.
(c) Slams itself into a windshield.
(d) Bangs itself against a window pane.

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

13. At the end of Scene 2, after Zuss and Nickles quote lines, the lights change and the audience is taken where?
(a) To the scene of an accident.
(b) To a church.
(c) To a funeral.
(d) Back to the dining room table.

14. Mr. Zuss says that evil is never ______.
(a) Angelic.
(b) Restful.
(c) Calm.
(d) Pretty.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sarah think the two soldiers have for her and J.B.?

2. What does existentialism say about God?

3. The argument of the play is that the only way to live and transcend suffering is through what?

4. After coming down from their platform, how do Nickles and Zuss return to their platform?

5. When Sarah and J.B. invite the soldiers into the house, where do they go to sit and talk?

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