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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Jacob resist when Barabbas drags Mary Magdalene out?
(a) He wants to observe Moses's law.
(b) He and Mary Magdalene were childhood friends.
(c) He knows how angry Jesus will be.
(d) He is in love with Mary Magdalene.
2. What does Jesus believe about the Messiah?
(a) He believes that people will not be ready when the Messiah comes.
(b) He believes that he will die alone, crowned with thorns, atop a mountain.
(c) He does not believe that the Messiah is coming.
(d) He believes that he is the Messiah.
3. Where does Jesus think the animals have come from?
(a) His imagination.
(c) His bowels.
(d) The river.
4. Why does Simeon rebuke Jesus after the Abbot's funeral?
(a) Jesus has no pity for his mother.
(b) Jesus is trying to defy God's will.
(c) Jesus could have saved the Abbot.
(d) Jesus is showing too much weakness.
5. What does Jesus tell Simeon he dreams of doing?
(a) Leaving Nazareth and starting over somewhere that no one knows him.
(b) Becoming the Son of God and God himself.
(c) Dying and ascending to Heaven.
(d) Marrying Mary Magdalene and having a normal life.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Judas waver in his intent to kill Jesus in the monastery?
2. While all the men are in Zebedee's yard, what is Salome overjoyed about?
3. Why is John sent to Nazareth?
4. What does Simeon say to the men who move to block Jesus's path, as he carries the cross he built?
5. Jesus angers Judas when he talks about what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What transpires between Jesus and Ananias?
2. Why is Abbot Joachim dying?
3. In Chapter 11, what does Simeon say to Jesus about the possibility of Jesus being the Messiah?
4. What does Jesus wonder about his dreams?
5. What happens between Jesus and Mary Magdalene at sunset, on Jesus's first night in Magdala?
6. How does Jesus meet Zebedee?
7. What do Mary and Simeon talk about when he visits her in Chapter 5?
8. What does Jesus tells Simeon at the end of Chapter 10?
9. At the beginning of the novel, how does Jesus feel about God's demands that he preach the Kingdom of Heaven?
10. What is the subject of Joachim's last speech to the monks?
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