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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What book of the Old Testament are Zuss and Nickles basing their lines on at the end of Scene 2?
(a) Malichi.
(b) Zachariah.
(c) Job.
(d) Jonah.

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

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

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

5. When Mr. Zuss climbs the ladder, what kind of mask does he find?
(a) Beautiful and peaceful.
(b) Restful and glorious.
(c) Beautiful and powerful.
(d) Restful and angelic.

6. When the writer uses words that begin with the same sound to get the attention of the reader, it is called what?
(a) Dissonance.
(b) Analogy.
(c) Alliteration.
(d) Consonance.

7. Sarah tells them that David's ______ are probably much dirtier than theirs.
(a) Clothing.
(b) Hair.
(c) Feet.
(d) Shoes.

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

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

10. According to the allegory this play represents, human life is lived according to what?
(a) God's will.
(b) Man's will.
(c) God's pleasures.
(d) Man's pleasures.

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

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

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

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

15. At the end of the Prologue, what holiday is J.B. shown at?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Easter.
(c) Fourth of July.
(d) Thanksgiving.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the story of Job found?

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

3. How long is J.B.'s grace at the meal in Scene 1?

4. Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss, in the Prologue, describe the stage as what?

5. The second traditional aspect of man's relationship with God is fear of His _________.

(see the answer keys)

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