The Last Temptation of Christ 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 does Andrew want Jesus to preach about in Capernaum?

2. Why does Judas waver in his intent to kill Jesus in the monastery?

3. What does Jesus's quiet and elusive nature make Jacob suspect about him?

4. How does Mary Magdalene feel about God?

5. Why does Philip want to murder Jesus?

Short Essay Questions

1. What transpires between Jesus and Ananias?

2. How is Jesus described in Chapter 1?

3. What is the significance of the snakes, according to Jeroboam, Simeon, and Jesus?

4. What does Jesus say to comfort the poor in Capernaum, who look to him for guidance?

5. In Chapter 11, what does Simeon say to Jesus about the possibility of Jesus being the Messiah?

6. What occurs between Judas, Zebedee, and Philip when they meet in Capernaum during the storm?

7. What does Jesus wonder about his dreams?

8. What does the Zealot do immediately before and during his crucifixion?

9. Why doesn't Jesus propose to Mary Magdalene?

10. What do Philip and Judas talk about after Judas leaves Capernaum?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jesus prevents an angry mob from stoning Mary Magdalene. Why did the mob want to stone her? What crime did she commit? What logic does Jesus use to stop the mob from stoning her? Why does he save her? What effect does his saving her have on their relationship,? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Jerusalem has become a filthy place full of corruption and squalor; even those who make pilgrimages there are soon corrupted by it. What happened to the city of Jerusalem, which allowed it to fall into such disrepair? What is Jesus supposed to do to restore Jerusalem to its former glory? How is he supposed to take his place on the throne of Jerusalem? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 3

Jesus performs many miracles, but at times, he performs them incorrectly, or incompletely, as is the case with Lazarus. Why is he sometimes unable to perform miracles successfully? What is different about these attempted miracles that makes them turn out differently from the ones that are successful? Why? What might Jesus have done differently? How does he feel about these incomplete miracles? Why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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