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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the mob say is their king?
2. How is the front door shaped?
3. What does Pilate notice about Jesus?
4. What does everything in the council room once again reflect?
5. What appear on the stairs?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The story ends with Jesus' burial.
Part 1) Why does the story end here? How have the events leading to the end of Jesus' life been altered?
Part 2) Are the alterations necessary? Do they improve the story or the understanding of the story? Why or why not?
Part 3) What message is the audience left with at the end of this musical? Why?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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