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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. Where is the story of Job found?
(a) In the Apocrapha.
(b) In the New Testament.
(c) In the Pentateuch.
(d) In the Old Testament.

2. J.B. sings a song that says, "To be, become, and end are all _____."
(a) Honorable.
(b) Natural.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Angelic.

3. The argument of the play is that the only way to live and transcend suffering is through what?
(a) Faith in human beings.
(b) Belief that there is a God and a divine plan.
(c) Prayer and obedience to God.
(d) Faith and trust in God an his divine plan.

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

5. Who is the Distant Voice meant to represent?
(a) Job.
(b) Satan.
(c) The angels.
(d) God.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the story of Job, Satan bets God that if God were to curse Job, Job would do what?

3. Zuss says that ______ will enable J.B. to see God more clearly.

4. There are two traditional aspects of man's relationship with God as portrayed in the story. The first is ______ in God's love.

5. Existentialism says that life is mainly full of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does J.B. want to know why he is being punished?

2. What is the role of the First and Second Messenger?

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

4. Why do Sarah and J.B. let the drunken soldiers into their home?

5. Who is Mr. Nickles?

6. How do the soldiers suggest that David is dead?

7. What is the conflict that J.B. and Sarah represent?

8. Why does J.B. tell Sarah not to ask each child if they thanked God?

9. What does Nickles think about Zuss' line, "His will, our peace?"

10. How does Nickles refer to God?

(see the answer keys)

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