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    1.) What position did Pontius Pilate hold?
           Chief Priest
           Chief Magistrate

    2.) The prisoner that the governor customarily released was...
           a prisoner of the peoples' choosing.
           a prisoner of Pilate's choosing.
           a prisoner of the Pharisees' and Sadducees' choosing.
           a prisoner of the Roman guards' choosing.

    3.) What was Jesus' answer to Pilate when He was asked, "Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?"
           He told him that it was all lies and falsehoods.
           He told him that these people were just envious of His knowledge.
           He laid out His complaints about them and the abuses they had subjected Him to.
           He did not answer him.

    4.) Who was the prisoner, other than Jesus, that Pilate suggested that should be considered for release?

    5.) Who sent Pilate a message saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him?
           His chief steward.
           His wife.
           The chief priest.

    6.) When the people were calling for Jesus to be crucified, what was Pilate's response?
           No, I cannot allow you to slay this just man.
           Why, what evil has he done?
           He consulted the urim and thummim.
           Send a message to Rome and get permission from Caesar.

    7.) What did Pilate do to signify his disapproval of the situation?
           He took two goats, sacrificed one, and sent the other into the wilderness.
           He took water, and washed his hands before the multitude.
           He insisted that the matter be heard before Caesar.
           He refused to have anything to do with it.

    8.) Who was the man that went to Pilate and begged for the body of Jesus?
           Alexander the Coppersmith
           Joseph of Arimathaea
           Joseph of Nazareth
           Simon the sorcerer

    9.) Who went to Pilate and suggested that the tomb be secured until the third day?
           The chief priests and Pharisees.
           The Pharisees and the Sadducees.
           Peter and John.
           Mary Magdalene and Salome.

    10.) Who did Pilate consult with before releasing the body of Jesus to those who were going to bury Him?
           The Priests and elders.
           Mary, the mother of Jesus.
           A centurion.

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