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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. Why does Jesus get frustrated with his disciples in Chapter 21?
2. Who does Jesus bring back to life in Chapter 25?
3. Who joins Jesus's group of disciples after their trek from Cana to Capernaum?
4. What is Jesus's response to Jacob's vow at the paschal meal?
5. Where does Jesus revive after the incident in Jerusalem's temple?
Short Essay Questions
1. What visions does Jesus see while he is in the desert?
2. How does Jesus react when he reads what Matthew has written in scripture?
3. What does Judas see in Jesus's hand that makes him want to follow Jesus?
4. Why does Simeon come to see Jesus in Capernaum?
5. What does Jesus do in Cana?
6. What does the angel who visits Matthew in Capernaum demand of him?
7. What happens when Jesus rides into Jerusalem in the spring?
8. What do Jesus and Zebedee discuss when Jesus and his disciples return to Capernaum?
9. How does Jesus change the significance of the paschal meal?
10. Why does Barabbas confront Jesus at Simon's Inn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Matthew writes one account of Jesus's genealogy, but he is forced by an angel to change what he has written, so that it is in accordance with prophecy. How does Matthew feel about doing so? Why? How does Jesus feel when he reads it? Why? Why does the angel force Matthew to lie? What is Kazantzakis trying to say about his views on scripture? 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
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.
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