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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who crowds around Jesus?
2. For how long has Jesus tried to spread God's message?
3. How do all of the disciples appear?
4. What has Judas apparently decided to do?
5. Who comes out of the door?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 3
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?
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