Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff Test | Final Test - Hard

Christopher Moore
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how many days do the monks refuse entrance to Biff and Joshua, as this is a test to make sure they are committed?

2. Upon invitation, Joshua and some followers visit __________ at his house in Bethany.

3. Biff's tutor tells him, "Today's lesson is, if someone puts poison in your _______, don't drink it."

4. The boys find out that Balthesar has eight _________, a fact which amazes Biff.

5. Balthesar's fortress is built into _____________, which puzzles Biff when he sees it.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The role of women is not a large one in this story, which is akin to the Bible's interpretation of events. At the same time, the women in the book are more detailed and complicated.

Part 1: Do you think Mary is portrayed in a positive way? Why or why not? How should she have been portrayed, in your opinion? Why?

Part 2: Do you agree with the way "Maggie" is portrayed in this story? Why or why not?

Part 3: What does the author seem to be saying about women during the times of Joshua/Jesus?

Essay Topic 2

Joshua, as a child, tries to raise people from the dead, much to the horror of others in the story.

Part 1: Why do you think Joshua is not always successful in raising people from the dead?

Part 2: What do you think a townsperson thought of Joshua after witnessing his attempts at raising the dead?

Part 3: Would you want to be able to raise people from the dead? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Biff is given the gift of being able to speak in English slang and idioms, which allows the story to be told in modern day vernacular and style.

Part 1: Do you think the writing style is effective for this story? Does the writing style make the story more or less enjoyable?

Part 2: Why do you think the author decided that Biff could tell the story in a modern voice?

Part 3: What effect does the humor in the story have on the actual events within the story as it is told?

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