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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Annas and Caiaphas feel about Jesus, after meeting him for the first time?
2. When Jesus talks about the Kingdom of Heaven, what is Zebedee's response?
3. What does the angel demand of Matthew?
4. What does Jesus want to do with the existing Laws?
5. Which of these is NOT a punishment sent down to Jerusalem, by God?
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
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
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.
This section contains 1,750 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)