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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 Biff's first task at the Buddhist monastery, the one that does not go well, prompting Joshua to step in to heal Biff?
2. The boys find out that Balthesar has eight _________, a fact which amazes Biff.
3. A very thin Indian man tries to explain to Joshua and Biff that __________ wants their heads to decorate her altar.
4. The mayor of Magdala begs Joshua to raise his ____________ from the dead, whom he claims has just died, even though it seems this person has not.
5. Joshua lets go of all his concepts of _________ and becomes invisible in the process.
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens during the first lesson of Buddhism that Joshua takes?
2. When the mayor of Magdala begs Joshua and Biff to raise his daughter from the dead, what do the two men see is actually wrong with the daughter?
3. What does Biff learn about John when Biff and Joshua are at the wedding at Cana?
4. What do the beggars see after they have been cured of their blindness by Joshua for their kindness?
5. What are the only things John eats, as found out by Biff and Joshua when they camp with him?
6. How do the monks test those who want to be admitted into the monastery when they arrive at the gates?
7. What is the identity Joy now promotes for herself in order to keep herself safe from harm?
8. What is the new television addiction that Raziel has begun after his initial interest in soap operas?
9. Why does Herod fear Joshua and want him to be killed as a result of his fears?
10. What does Biff do in order to give Joshua a chance to save all the children?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Biff is very curious as to how the events in the Bible are portrayed, finally securing a copy of the Bible to see how others have written about his lifetime.
Part 1: Why do you think Biff is so interested in learning more about the way the stories have been told?
Part 2: Why do you think Raziel doesn't want Biff to read any of the Bible's version of events?
Part 3: Do you think Biff needed to see what was already written down about his times? Or would it have been better for him to not have looked at the Bible? Why?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
One of the laws in the Jewish faith is that the Sabbath must be observed as a day of complete rest.
Part 1: Why do you think the day of rest is so important to those of the Jewish faith?
Part 2: Do you think there should be exceptions to the rule of always resting on the Sabbath? Why or why not?
Part 3: Would you want to try a day of rest in your life? Do you think you could simply stop and rest for a day? Why or why not?
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