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Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
According to the novel, what occurs immediately after Christ says, "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit"?
  1. Darkness falls.
  2. The veil in the temple is torn.
  3. The high priest repents.
  4. An earthquake occurs.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Simonides' address of Ben-Hur as "Son of Hur" confirms that...
  1. Ben-Hur is truly a Roman prince.
  2. Simonides now recognizes Ben-Hur as master.
  3. Ben-Hur has successfully avenged Simonides.
  4. Simonides believes Judah Ben-Hur is a lesser man than Ithamar Hur.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Ben-Hur lacks his mother's unquestioning faith in the Nazarene because he...
  1. does not see the miracle with his own eyes.
  2. does not realize his mother and sister have been leprous.
  3. is waiting for the Nazarene to prove Himself as a leader of the Jewish people
  4. knows the Nazarene is soon to die.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
All of the following draw attention to the personal contest between Messala and Ben-Hur except...
  1. the contrasting colors of the ribbons of Messala and Ben-Hur
  2. the program listing the competitors' names
  3. the whiplash given Ben-Hur's steeds by Messala
  4. the absence of Simonides and Esther from the race
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Simonides presents Ben-Hur with...
  1. a commendation for bravery.
  2. his daughter's hand in marriage.
  3. a key to the city.
  4. the fortunes of the Hur family.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
The village youth who gives Ben-Hur the drink of water is...
  1. a former galley slave.
  2. a Roman soldier.
  3. Jesus of Nazareth.
  4. a relative of the Ben-Hur family.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Ben-Hur desires to be known only as the son of Arrius because he...
  1. has renounced his Jewish heritage.
  2. cannot remember his former life.
  3. does not want his family to find him.
  4. is still not safe from the threat of the Roman government.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Amrah is...
  1. Simonides' daughter.
  2. Ben-Hur's sister.
  3. the daughter of Arrius.
  4. a slave.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Ben-Hur's father was a...
  1. sailor.
  2. soldier.
  3. merchant.
  4. horse trainer.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Rabbi Joseph approaches the decurion and his horsemen to...
  1. find out information about the prisoner.
  2. try to free the prisoner.
  3. try to distract the guards so that the prisoner can escape.
  4. give water to the decurion and his men.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
The statement which best expresses Messala's philosophy is...
  1. "All things, even heaven and earth, change; but a Jew never!"
  2. "If we are to remain friends you must see the world as it truly is."
  3. "Eros is dead, Mars reigns!"
  4. "You now have the whole family."
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Ben-Hur learns of the existence of Simonides from...
  1. Sheik Ilderim.
  2. Malluch, a merchant of Antioch.
  3. a fellow passenger to Antioch.
  4. Esther, Simonides' daughter.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
The most important quality shared by Ben-Hur, his mother, and Amrah is...
  1. determination.
  2. concern for each other.
  3. perseverance.
  4. cleverness.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
The messenger of the Messiah tells the Widow Hur to...
  1. return to the lepers' tombs.
  2. cry "Unclean! Unclean!
  3. travel to Bethphage.
  4. call to the Nazarene.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Amrah brings her mistress and Tirzah all the following news except news of...
  1. a political riot in Jerusalem.
  2. Ben-Hur's band of Galilean soldiers.
  3. the Nazarene's power to cure.
  4. the Nazarene's passing by the lepers' tombs.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
As his first administrative command, Pontius Pilate orders....
  1. the assassination of Gratus.
  2. the emptying of all the prisons in Judea.
  3. an inspection of all the prisons in Judea.
  4. Gesius's imprisonment.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Ben-Hur throws Arrius's ring into the waves...
  1. to spite his Roman captor.
  2. to insure his freedom.
  3. because he does not understand its value.
  4. to free himself of a hateful obligation.
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
Simonides says Jesus should be spoken of "only as...
  1. the Messiah."
  2. the Son of God."
  3. the Christ."
  4. our Savior."
Grade 8 :: Ben Hur by kimmie38x
The story's opening action is set in...
  1. the palace at Rome.
  2. the palace gardens on Mount Zion.
  3. Messala's home.
  4. the summerhouse on the roof.
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