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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Mr. Nickles and Mr. Zuss, in the Prologue, say that the audience is what?
(a) The ocean.
(b) At rest.
(c) Earth.
(d) Angels.

2. 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 asks Sarah to put him to bed.
(b) One child becomes sick.
(c) One child asks for the wishbone.
(d) One child asks for a story.

3. Where does Sarah believe that blessings come from?
(a) Faith.
(b) Heaven.
(c) God.
(d) The Church.

4. The scene between the family shows the _____ between J.B. and Sarah about their beliefs.
(a) Tension.
(b) Closeness.
(c) Differences.
(d) Similarities.

5. What kind of mask is Mr. Nickles supposed to wear?
(a) A mask depicting evil and hatred.
(b) A mask depicting smirking and disgust.
(c) A mask depicting discontent and hatred.
(d) A mask depicting laughter and disgust.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sarah says that you cannot take God's blessings as a gift, but that God is owed _______ in return.

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

3. Allegory is a form of extended ______.

4. J.B. refers to the regularity of morning and spring to show that God can be what?

5. Once Nickles and Zuss have their masks on, where do they quote lines from?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the debate over whether J.B. knows he is an actor suggest?

2. Why does Zuss think that nothing would influence the way J.B. acts, and that certainly being poor will not influence him?

3. What is an allegory?

4. How does Sarah compare J.B. and the children's views of blessings?

5. What do the group of women and the young girl do when they first arrive on the stage?

6. What do Zuss and Nickles become instruments of at the end of Scene 7?

7. Describe the Satan-mask and the God-mask.

8. Why, in Scene 7, is Nickles angry at J.B.'s experiences?

9. When J.B. says that he called God, not the Three Comforters, what is their answer?

10. When J.B. prays to God for death, what is Sarah's response?

(see the answer keys)

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