Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. What is not finished, so the statue can not be put into place as of yet?

2. What is the name Biff gives to the rebellious Jews who try to cause trouble for the Romans?

3. Who shows the others that the snake in the town is not possessed by a demon by holding their hand up to it?

4. How old are the boys when they are going to play the prank on the state of Apollo?

5. Following tradition, many Jews congregate at _______ for Passover, including the boys, their families, and Maggie.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ancient Biff try to persuade Joshua to do as they are beginning their apprenticeships?

2. What is ironic about the man who delivers pizza to Raziel and Biff when they are staying in a hotel room?

3. What is Joshua's reaction to the statue of Venus they find at the gate of Sepphoris?

4. What is the prank Biff invites Maggie to come along to witness with he and Joshua?

5. Who is being accused of knifing the Roman legionnaire, even though he was not the guilty person?

6. What is Joshua's response when Maggie talks about wanting to be a fisherman as they are discussing apprenticeships?

7. Why does modern day Biff believe Raziel will not want him to read the Bible that is in the hotel room?

8. What did Biff and Joshua like to do though other children in the town liked to play the usual games?

9. What is the honest mistake that Biff makes when he is tipping the room service?

10. What do Biff and Joshua do in order to shorten their trip to Antioch?

Essay Topics

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 label of being the Messiah is something which John and Joshua both believe to be their own.

Part 1: Why do you think John believes himself to be the Messiah?

Part 2: What is the value of having two characters in the town who may or may not be the Messiah?

Part 3: Why is the label of being the Messiah so important to the men?

Essay Topic 3

Christian faith is built upon the content of the Bible, and LAMB seems to add more dimension to the stories Christians already know.

Part 1: How does speculating about the content of the Bible cause a person's faith to be altered?

Part 2: Do you think it's "right" to guess about events which surround the Bible? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think a person will feel closer to the people of the Bible after reading LAMB ? Why or why not?

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