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

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

3. Once Nickles and Zuss have their masks on, where do they quote lines from?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Shakespeare.
(c) History books.
(d) Famous movies.

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

5. There are two traditional aspects of man's relationship with God as portrayed in the story. The first is ______ in God's love.
(a) Certainty.
(b) Joy.
(c) Faith.
(d) Belief.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Mr. Zuss says that the world is a great place, what does Mr. Nickles say it is?

3. What does Sarah want the children, at dinner, to do more thoroughly?

4. When the lights fade at the end of Scene 1, what shadows are left on the ceiling of the tent?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does Nickles refer to God?

4. How would you, as a reader, sum up the whole of Scene 10?

5. How do the young girl and women describe the Three Comforters?

6. How do the states of faith and fear represent the traditional state of mankind?

7. Who is Zophar?

8. What does placing the conflict of faith and fear in the relationship of a husband and wife suggest?

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

10. What do J.B. and Sarah feel, even when they sleep?

(see the answer keys)

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