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. How is he showing his feelings?

2. What does the council offer to pay Judas for telling them where to find Jesus on Thursday?

3. How does Judas try to weasel out of what he has planned?

4. Describe the set at the beginning of the first scene.

5. Who is Caiaphas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What takes place between Jesus and God in the Garden of Gethsemane?

2. What takes place as Jesus' disciples enter?

3. What does Herod ask of Jesus? What is Jesus' response? What is Herod's reaction to Jesus' response?

4. Describe the characters who enter this scene.

5. How do the disciples feel at the beginning of this scene?

6. What is the music being played?

7. What has Judas decided to do? Why?

8. What is Judas doing during this scene? What can the audience tell by his actions and facial expressions?

9. What happens to the African American male leaning on the wall?

10. Why does Pontius Pilate become angry?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The issue presented is what is meant by the Kingdom of God.

Part 1) Of what kingdom do the people believe Jesus speaks? Why do they believe this?

Part 2) Of what kingdom does Jesus speak? How does this compare to what the people believe?

Part 3) To what conclusion to this issue do Webber, Rice, and their musical come? Do you agree with their interpretation? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Jesus presides at what is called the "Last Supper."

Part 1) What takes place at this last supper? What are your thoughts on this last supper?

Part 2) Compare Jesus' character at this point to the disciples.

Part 3) How dose this event lead to Jesus' subsequent and inevitable death?

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