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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What task has Rabbi Judah ben Baba been chosen for during the meeting in the attic?
(a) To execute Elisha for his unbelief.
(b) To perform the ceremony for the new rabbis.
(c) To ask the Romans to leave them alone.
(d) To conduct the sacrifice of a small sheep.
2. What is the strength of the Jewish faith expected to outlast?
(a) The war against the Jews.
(b) The vast studies and wisdom of the Romans and Greeks.
(c) The Jews who practice it.
(d) The paganism practiced by the Romans.
3. How long does the siege on Bethar last?
(a) The siege never takes place.
(b) It never ends.
(c) Four years.
(d) Three years.
4. What happens after Judah ben Baba ordains the new rabbi at their secret meeting?
(a) Elisha talks with Judah ben Baba about logic and faith.
(b) Judah ben Baba flees to Morocco.
(c) The Persians attack Rome.
(d) The Romans find Judah ben Baba and kill him.
5. Where is Elisha taken after the executions?
(a) To Rufus.
(b) To jail.
(c) To the home of Pappas, who has been executed.
(d) To the home of Nicholaus, who cares for him.
6. What does Elisha feel shamed by?
(a) By how the other rabbis beg for their lives.
(b) By the dedication of his fellow rabbis.
(c) By the idea that he caused the Jewish faith to end forever.
(d) By having to sit next to a harlot at the executions.
7. Why does Elisha return to Antioch?
(a) To ask Pappas for forgiveness.
(b) To end the war, and free his people.
(c) To attend the funeral of his good friend, Pappas.
(d) To complete his studies.
8. What fate does Elisha accept?
(a) That he will never find the answers he is searching for.
(b) The fate of eternal damnation.
(c) That he is a man without religion and without country.
(d) To question everything in his final moments.
9. What do the Roman reinforcements bring with them?
(a) Horse drawn chariots.
(b) Medical supplies to help the wounded.
(c) The plague.
(d) Written demands from the Emperor.
10. Why does Demonax refuse Elisha's request?
(a) He cannot teach Elisha anything that Elisha does not already know.
(b) He does not want to be associated with Elisha.
(c) He is much too busy.
(d) Elisha's request is inappropriate.
11. Meir walks with Elisha until they reach the boundary which marks what?
(a) The separation between Jews and Romans.
(b) The beginning of Roman territory.
(c) The entrance to Caesarea.
(d) Where Jews are not allowed to cross on the Sabbath.
12. What information about the new rabbis reaches Elisha in Caeserea?
(a) The new rabbis are missing.
(b) He learns nothing about the new rabbis.
(c) The new rabbi's birthplaces.
(d) The new rabbi's names.
13. Who brings Elisha the news that Manto is dying?
(d) Manto's maid.
14. As Elisha and Pappas travel back through the lands of their birth, what do they find has become of their homes?
(a) They have been destroyed.
(b) They are no loger welcomed because no one knows them anymore.
(c) Roman soldiers now occupy them.
(d) New families live there, and not much else has changed.
15. What can Meir see in his old master's eyes?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Rufus say will sit with Elisha during the upcoming trials?
2. What do the people of Bethar do when they realize that the Romans will soon overrun their town?
3. As Meir is weeping at Elisha's grave, how does Meir remember Elisha?
4. How does Elisha feel about his quest to seek a reasoned certainty that would explain everything, including faith?
5. How are over thirty rabbis able to meet in the attic of a friend in Lydda?
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