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

Multiple Choice 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.
(a) Faith.
(b) Belief.
(c) Certainty.
(d) Joy.

2. What word characterizes Zuss' and Nickles' thoughts about J.B.'s acting abilities?
(a) Negative.
(b) Sympathetic.
(c) Grand.
(d) Positive.

3. What is J.B. and Sarah's daughter holding in her fist when she is found?
(a) A toy umbrella.
(b) A toy doll.
(c) A toy tea pot.
(d) A stuffed animal.

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

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

6. What color are the uniforms of the concession vendors?
(a) Orange.
(b) Grey.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

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

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

9. The Messengers bring Sarah into the house, dirty and bruised. Where has she been?
(a) She was beaten up by a gang member.
(b) She was in a car accident.
(c) She was trapped under the wall of a collapsing building.
(d) She fell off a bridge.

10. Whose story do Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss portray on the stage?
(a) Job's.
(b) Mary's.
(c) Deborah's.
(d) Joseph's.

11. What does existentialism say about God?
(a) God makes bad things happen.
(b) There is no God.
(c) God doesn't make anything happen to mankind.
(d) God indulges in making mankind suffer.

12. Allegory is a form of extended ______.
(a) Simile.
(b) Analogy.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Metaphor.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss step onto the stage, who is Mr. Zuss going to play?

2. What is Sarah arranging on the table when she and J.B. notice two drunk soldiers across the street?

3. 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?

4. At the beginning of Scene 2, what do Zuss and Nickles remove?

5. After Sarah sings her song, the children ask J.B. to do what?

(see the answer keys)

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