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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Sarah compares their children to J.B., saying that they both show gratitude the way a woman does what?
(a) Uses purses.
(b) Wears nice jewelry.
(c) Wears a nice pair of shoes.
(d) Wears a nice dress.
2. Whose story do Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss portray on the stage?
3. Sarah sings a song to the children that wonders what?
(a) Where the days go when they're over.
(b) Where the sun goes when it goes down.
(c) Where prayers go when they are made.
(d) Where wishes go once they are wished.
4. Sarah tells them that David's ______ are probably much dirtier than theirs.
5. Nickles says that the real reason for suffering is to learn that everything ends in what?
(a) Death and sorrow.
(b) Death and dirt.
(c) Death and pity.
(d) Death and emptiness.
6. Existentialism says that life is mainly full of what?
7. What book of the Old Testament are Zuss and Nickles basing their lines on at the end of Scene 2?
8. Zuss says that ______ will enable J.B. to see God more clearly.
9. The text of the play is written in what?
(a) Tetromic pentameter.
(b) Choric verse.
(c) Blank verse.
(d) Trochaic iameter.
10. According to Mr. Zuss, why does Job not have a right to question God?
(a) Because he wasn't worthy.
(b) Because he's only a man.
(c) Because God is the Creator.
(d) Because God is God.
11. At the beginning of Scene 2, what do Zuss and Nickles remove?
(a) Their belts.
(b) Their uniforms.
(c) Their costumes.
(d) Their masks.
12. When J.B. and Sarah are arguing over whether God's blessings are earned or simply given, what happens to interrupt them?
(a) One child becomes sick.
(b) One child asks for a story.
(c) One child asks Sarah to put him to bed.
(d) One child asks for the wishbone.
13. When the lights fade at the end of Scene 1, what shadows are left on the ceiling of the tent?
(a) The shadows of God and Satan.
(b) The shadows of death and destruction.
(c) The shadows of the God-mask and Satan-mask.
(d) The shadows of Mr. Zuss and Mr. Nickles.
14. How long is J.B.'s grace at the meal in Scene 1?
(a) Long enough.
(b) Very brief.
(d) Of moderate length.
15. The argument of the play is that the only way to live and transcend suffering is through what?
(a) Faith and trust in God an his divine plan.
(b) Prayer and obedience to God.
(c) Faith in human beings.
(d) Belief that there is a God and a divine plan.
Short Answer Questions
1. 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?
2. What does Mr. Nickles sell?
3. What is the name of Sarah and J.B.'s son who is off at war?
4. Sarah lives her life indulging in blaming rage and what?
5. What word characterizes Zuss' and Nickles' thoughts about J.B.'s acting abilities?
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