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. In Chapter 21, what happens to Jesus's mother as a result of her wailing?

2. Who does Jesus bring back to life in Chapter 25?

3. How does Zebedee view Jesus and his disciples when they arrive at Capernaum for the second time?

4. Who insists that the disciples stay in Jerusalem and protect Jesus, instead of returning to Galilee?

5. What does Jesus request of Judas before entering Pilate's palace?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Jerusalem described in Chapter 16?

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

3. What does a bird tell Jesus about Heaven and Hell?

4. Why are Jesus and his disciples hiding in Simon's inn?

5. What does Jesus ask of Judas before he sees Pilate?

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

7. What happens in the Garden of Gethsemane after the Passover meal?

8. What happens when Jesus meets John the Baptist?

9. Why does Simeon come to see Jesus in Capernaum?

10. What do Jesus's disciples do after Jesus is captured by the mob at Gethsemane?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jesus's disciples follow him, but with varying degrees of devotion, and all are cowardly when the time comes for Jesus's execution. Why do some of the disciples choose to follow Jesus, despite all of their doubts? Why does their courage fail them when Jesus is being executed? Why does Simon still stand by Jesus when the others won't and condemn them for their timidity? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.

Essay Topic 2

Paul tells Jesus that obstinacy, longing, and faith create truth. The world needs consolation, factual or not. How does Jesus react to these statements? How true are they? What historical examples serve to prove Paul's point? What is Kazantzakis trying to say about faith, religion, and truth? How does Paul's version of truth relate to the kind that Jesus is trying to spread? 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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