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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 do Philip and Nathaniel borrow for Jesus as Spring approaches?
2. What archangel comes to Jesus while he is in the desert?
3. Which of Jesus's disciples wants to return to Galilee, while they are all hiding in Jerusalem?
4. Jesus sees a vision of what animal stomping on Babylon, Jerusalem, Alexandria and Rome?
5. Why does Pilate initially refuse to be provoked into crucifying Jesus?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jesus change the significance of the paschal meal?
2. Why does Simeon come to see Jesus in Capernaum?
3. What does Jesus do in Cana?
4. How does Jesus react when he reads what Matthew has written in scripture?
5. What does the angel who visits Matthew in Capernaum demand of him?
6. What does Jesus declare in Jerusalem that makes Simeon afraid?
7. What does a bird tell Jesus about Heaven and Hell?
8. What does Jesus ask of Judas before he sees Pilate?
9. How is Jerusalem described in Chapter 16?
10. What happens when Jesus meets John the Baptist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kazantzakis portrays Jesus as a human being who experiences temptations, sin, and vice, and who is not always welcoming of God's will. How is this portrayal of Jesus different from the way he is depicted in scripture and other religious writings? Why do you think Kazantzakis chose to portray Jesus this way? What can we infer about Kazantzakis's opinion of the accuracy of scripture? Be sure to cite specific examples from the text to support your thesis.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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