Jesus Christ Superstar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. By whom is Jesus surrounded?

2. What is never stated regarding Jesus?

3. From what does the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate awaken?

4. What is Judas feeling?

5. What is a cross design made up of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the other disciples do? What happens to Jesus?

2. How does Jesus respond when Pilate asks him about his kingdom?

3. What is the music being played?

4. What takes place as Jesus' disciples enter?

5. How is Jesus' crucifixion viewed?

6. Why is Jesus brought before Pontius Pilate again?

7. What does Jesus think about his disciples by the end of this scene? What is their response?

8. What does Simon want to do with Jesus' 50,000 followers?

9. What is the council doing in this scene?

10. How does Judas act in front of the council?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jesus becomes upset with his disciples.

Part 1) Why does he become upset with them? Does he have good reasons to be upset with them?

Part 2) Do you believe God is upset with Jesus disciples? Why or why not?

Part 3) What effect does Jesus' anger have on them? How do Jesus' emotions aid the audience in relating to him?

Essay Topic 2

Jesus as human and lacking divinity has been one of the concepts of Jesus' life throughout history.

Part 1) Why is this a concept? How is it revealed in this story?

Part 2) What is Webber and Rice's take on the divinity of Jesus? How do you know this?

Part 3) What message do Webber and Rice send to the audience about Jesus? What is their purpose for creating this musical?

Essay Topic 3

In Act 2, Scene 2, Jesus' humanity is now clear.

Part 1) How is it now clear? Why is his humanity revealed?

Part 2) Does Jesus speak to God in a way you would expect? Why or why not?

Part 3) What changes take place in Jesus during this scene? Why do they take place?

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