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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. Where is Jesus now?
3. Why does Judas say it is not his fault?
4. What appears on a big projection screen?
5. What else is not clear regarding the council and Jesus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Act 1, Scene 14, as Mary Magdalene is washing Jesus' feet, he is dressed all in white.
Part 1) Why does she wash his feet? What does this symbolize?
Part 2) What is symbolic about his white clothing?
Part 3) How has Jesus' clothing changed throughout the musical? Why? How is it related to the plot and changes in his character?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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