The Robe Test | Mid-Book 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. What information does Demetrius receive from Zenos?

2. What does Pontius Pilate do to anger the Jews so much that it causes a seven-month war?

3. How does Demetrius perceive Jesus to be in Chapter 5?

4. Who is the deliverer the Jews are waiting for?

5. Why must Marcus Gallio make a visit to the emperor in Capri?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Benjamin question Demetrius so intently about Jesus in Chapter 9?

2. How does Marcellus find himself comparing Jesus to Plato?

3. What is Marcellus's condition when Demetrius returns home with him?

4. How does Marcellus come to own Jesus's robe?

5. Why does the emperor become especially interested when Marcus asks him if he has ever heard of the messiah?

6. What does Marcellus at first suspect of his slave, Demetrius, when Marcellus and his father are speaking in private and then open the door to the atrium?

7. Why is Marcellus's being sent to a post in Minoa considered to be a form of exile for him?

8. What incident compels Demetrius to change his mind about running away with Melas?

9. What is Demetrius's theory of why the Jews want the Romans to leave Jerusalem?

10. What information is Lucia attempting to extract from Demetrius concerning her brother in Chapter 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"The most dangerous implement a man can use for the repair of a damaged relationship is an abject apology." Explain the meaning of this statement made by Marcus Gallio. Do you agree with this statement? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marcus Gallio's attitude toward slaves. Why does he choose to purchase slaves more privately than others do? Why does he sometimes pay more than he has to for his slaves?

Essay Topic 3

When Marcellus proclaims that he is a Christian when speaking with Demetrius after Stephanos's stoning, Demetrius ponders that Marcellus declares this with more pride than he ever put into a declaration stating his Roman ancestry. Compare and contrast Marcellus's Roman and Christian affiliations.

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