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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Pappas go back to Israel?
(a) To inform the Sanhedrin that Elisha has no intent to return to Israel.
(b) To extract a message of intent from the Sanhedrin concerning Elisha.
(c) To ask rabbi Joshua for advice concerning Elisha.
(d) To bring Deborah back to Antioch with him.

2. What idea does Elisha present to his friends about Greek literature?
(a) Studying it could help people forget their faith.
(b) Studying it could help counter debate.
(c) That they burn all Greek literature.
(d) That the Sanhedrin tax owners of Greek literature.

3. Roman officers come to the house of Pappas to deliver what document to Elisha?
(a) A letter from his wife, Deborah, pleading for his return.
(b) A welcome letter from the chief justice of the province.
(c) An order from the Roman empire to leave Antioch forever.
(d) A summons to appear before the chief justice of the province.

4. What does Nicholaus try to convince Elisha to do?
(a) To leave Israel as soon as possible.
(b) That everything is okay.
(c) That Elisha will be killed in three day.
(d) That the Romans will kill the Sanhedrin tomorrow.

5. Why is Elisha ashamed when he watches the spectacle at the local arena where men and lions kill each other?
(a) Pappas cheers on the violence maniacally.
(b) His own feelings of bloodlust.
(c) He cannot stop the crowd of people from watching.
(d) The grotesque violence causes him to laugh.

6. Why is Rabbi Johannan amazed that Elisha is studying to become a rabbi?
(a) Because Elisha is a lay carpenter.
(b) Because Elisha isn't intelligent enough to handle the job.
(c) Because Elisha's father had strong sympathies for the Greek.
(d) Because Elisha is a Greek.

7. Why does Manto say it is impossible for her to marry Elisha?
(a) She would be looked down upon by her friends.
(b) She is happily married to Rufus.
(c) She does not love him.
(d) She cannot leave her lifestyle.

8. Why is Elisha overcome with discontent when he visits with Meir and Beruriah?
(a) They tell Elisha that they can no longer see him.
(b) Meir and Beruriah mock Elisha for his educational background.
(c) They tell him that the Sanhedrin will indict him.
(d) He lacks the proper education to study Greek literature well.

9. What is the origin of Theo's name?
(a) Danish.
(b) Greek.
(c) Roman.
(d) Jewish.

10. While the seventy sages of the Sanhedrin are in session, who raises the question about whether a man should use Greek books and letters to read and study?
(a) Elisha.
(b) The Patriarch.
(c) Abuyah.
(d) A Rabbi.

11. Whose mother dies soon after childbirth?
(a) Abuyah's mother.
(b) Amram's mother.
(c) Elisha's mother.
(d) Elisheba's mother.

12. When Elisha is notified that he is now a candidate for ordination, Deborah insists what of the servants?
(a) She insists they prepare a feast for themselves.
(b) She insists they kneel before Elisha.
(c) She insists they call Elisha, Rabbi.
(d) She insists they take a week off.

13. How do the deaths from the plague affect Elisha?
(a) He questions God's mercy for causing such anguish.
(b) He ignores their deaths.
(c) He finds justification for their deaths in the Bible.
(d) He is not affected by the deaths at all.

14. What is the small delegation of the Sanhedrin sages alarmed by?
(a) The prospect of fighting a war.
(b) That they might completely overpower the Romans in this battle.
(c) That everyone has lost faith in God.
(d) The idea that no one is willing to fight for their beliefs.

15. How does Joshua, his old instructor, feel about Elisha?
(a) Indifferent.
(b) Sad.
(c) Very proud.
(d) Anxious.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Elisha goes to Manto's home when she is alone?

2. Why is Tobias, Elisha's steward, furious with Pappas and Elisha for their conversation with the Romans?

3. What does Manto decide Elisha should do, after she becomes involved in his quest?

4. When Elisha and his friends are at the home of Simeon ben Azzai, what happens to their host?

5. What did rabbi Joshua do when the ex-communication of Elisha was read at Sanhedrin?

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