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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Biff tries to explain to Raziel that soap operas are _____________, but the angel does not understand.
2. Maggie's mother promises Maggie to marry __________ after six months have passed.
3. What is the name Biff gives to the rebellious Jews who try to cause trouble for the Romans?
4. Biff notes that the Bible contains more ____________ English language than the Hebrew he remembers.
5. Joshua calls the statue at the gate of Sepphoris ___________ and wonders why the Jews have not torn it down.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does modern day Biff believe Raziel will not want him to read the Bible that is in the hotel room?
2. What happens when Joshua's attempts to save a thief from death fail after the thief is resurrected once?
3. What does Biff do in order to help Joshua begin to understand the idea of sex and what happens?
4. What is the task that is assigned to Raziel by Heaven at the start of this book?
5. What happened when others have tried to take down the statue of Venus?
6. What are the two rules of the Romans, as Gaius reveals to the children when they are at the funeral?
7. What does Biff find about the writing in the Bible when he finally gets a chance to read it?
8. What does Biff do in order to try to see Maggie, though this is not a successful idea?
9. In Jerusalem, Biff and Joshua come upon John the Baptist. What is John doing when they first see him?
10. Who is being accused of knifing the Roman legionnaire, even though he was not the guilty person?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The concept of marriage is quite different in this book, with the custom being that most marry at 14.
Part 1: What do you think about people being married at the age of 14? Why was this acceptable at the time?
Part 2: Do you think Maggie and Biff would have been a successful couple if they were able to marry?
Part 3: Why do you think marriages were arranged during this time? What was the value of arranging marriages?
Essay Topic 2
The Romans have an interested outlook on religion in this story, allowing for the monotheism of Judaism as long as the Jews pay taxes.
Part 1: Why do you think the Romans thought taxes were more important to have than one single religious movements in the lands?
Part 2: How might conflicting religious thought within a country cause the people who live in that country to act?
Part 3: Do you think it's better to have people do what they want or for the government to dictate what the people should think? Why?
Essay Topic 3
While at first glance, it can seem like LAMB is a book that's purely meant to be funny, it seems to have a deeper level of meaning than just entertainment.
Part 1: What did you think about the book? Did you enjoy it or not? Support your answer with solid reasoning.
Part 2: Why do you think some people may not like this book? What might be the trouble with a satirical look at the Bible?
Part 3: Do you think the fact that LAMB might cause discussions (both positive and negative) is the point of the book? Why or why not?
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