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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Caiaphas reply?
2. To what does the scene return?
3. How does Jesus feel now?
4. What does Jesus want to know about his reward?
5. Where is Jesus now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is conflict between Jesus and Judas.
Part 1) Describe this conflict? Why does it take place?
Part 2) What are your thoughts about this conflict? Explain.
Part 3) How does this conflict help the plot progress? Is this conflict necessary to this story? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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