The Last Temptation of Christ Test | Final 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. When talking to Pilate, Jesus compares Rome to ____________.

2. Why does Jerusalem stink?

3. What does the snake, with the head of a woman, try to convince Jesus to do?

4. What is the subject of Jesus's earliest dream?

5. What does Jesus's mother wail about in Chapter 21?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the position of Lazarus at the end of Chapter 25?

2. What happens to Jesus and his disciples in the temple of Jerusalem?

3. How does Jesus change the significance of the paschal meal?

4. How does Jesus react when he reads what Matthew has written in scripture?

5. What happens when Jesus meets John the Baptist?

6. What happens when Jesus and his disciples go to Magdala in Chapter 22?

7. What does the angel who visits Matthew in Capernaum demand of him?

8. Why does Barabbas confront Jesus at Simon's Inn?

9. How is Jerusalem described in Chapter 16?

10. What does Jesus declare in Jerusalem that makes Simeon afraid?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

When Jesus wakes up on the cross, realizing that he is not a coward or traitor, he shouts "IT IS ACCOMPLISHED!" However, Kazantzakis comments that he could have instead shouted, "Everything has begun." What is the significance of this statement? What does Kazantzakis mean by this? What is Jesus's legacy? How did he change the world? What, specifically, began with his crucifixion, and why? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

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