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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. How does Simeon respond when Jesus tells him about his dreams?
2. Who keeps Philip from murdering Jesus?
3. What does Jesus say to the mob that wants to stone Mary Magdalene?
4. Who is the first person to be executed in the novel?
5. What does Andrew call Jesus?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jesus tells Simeon at the end of Chapter 10?
2. What do Jesus and Nathaniel talk about at the wedding of Nathaniel's nephew?
3. Why does Simeon come to see Jesus in Capernaum?
4. How does Jesus's mother feel when she sees Jesus carrying the cross at the beginning of the novel?
5. What does Judas see in Jesus's hand that makes him want to follow Jesus?
6. What transpires between Jesus and Ananias?
7. What is the significance of the snakes, according to Jeroboam, Simeon, and Jesus?
8. What is the Curse?
9. What do Jesus's disciples do after Jesus is captured by the mob at Gethsemane?
10. What occurs between Judas, Zebedee, and Philip when they meet in Capernaum during the storm?
Essay Topic 1
Mary is hailed as the blessed mother of the Son of God, but in "The Last Temptation of Christ," she often feels far from blessed. What does Mary want for her only son? Why is she always upset about the situation Jesus is in? How does she feel about God's involvement in her and her son's life? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
Mary Magdalene is an important character in "The Last Temptation of Christ." Why is her character so prominent, when she is merely a peripheral character in scripture? How is her relationship with Jesus in the novel different from their relationship in scripture? Why? How does her prominence, as a character, reflect on the events of Jesus's life? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 3
Judas spends most of his time struggling with whether or not to kill Jesus. Why does he want to do so? What drives him to the point of feeling that he needs to take such drastic measures? Why is he unable to carry out his plan every time he has an opportunity? What does this say about his level of commitment to his plan? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
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