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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What appear on the stairs?
2. Judas, now alone on the stage, feels what?
3. How does Jesus appear?
4. What happens to Jesus?
5. As Jesus leaves, who gathers around him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pontius Pilate wants to help Jesus.
Part 1) Why does he want to help Jesus? Is he able to? Why or why not?
Part 2) Should Pilate feel guilty about Jesus' death? Why or why not?
Part 3) If you were Pilate, what would you have done? Why?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The stage production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an updated version of the Biblical story.
Part 1) Why has this story been updated? Was this necessary? Why or why not?
Part 2) What message does this updated version send, besides the known story?
Part 3) How could audiences of the 1960s and 1970s relate to this story? Is it still relevant today? Why or why not? Would you suggest another updating? Why or why not?
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