As a Driven Leaf Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How are over thirty rabbis able to meet in the attic of a friend in Lydda?
(a) The rabbis experience no problems and meet without disguise.
(b) They pretend to be old women attending a knitting party.
(c) They pretend to be lepers.
(d) They pretend to be merchants attending a market.

2. How does Elisha feel about the Greek literature he has learned in his first three years in Antioch?
(a) He hates Greek literature.
(b) That he can't comprehend Greek literature fully.
(c) Beneath the poetry and words there is fear and regret.
(d) That the Greek way of life is the path he is meant to follow.

3. Why does Demonax recommend that Elisha see Poleman?
(a) Poleman taught Demonax everything he knows.
(b) Poleman knows of a man who may be able to help Elisha.
(c) Poleman has questions he feels only Elisha can answer.
(d) Poleman can outline Elisha's reading for him.

4. What happens to people who are caught practicing Jewish traditions and teachings?
(a) They are executed.
(b) They are praised.
(c) No one in the book practices Jewish traditions and teachings.
(d) No one is caught.

5. Who encourages Elisha to publish his monograph?
(a) Antiphanes.
(b) Pappas.
(c) Manto.
(d) The librarian.

6. Why do Manto and Elisha always have a third person with them?
(a) Manto is uncomfortable around Elisha.
(b) So that Rufus will not be concerned about their relationship.
(c) Manto and Rufus always go everywhere together.
(d) Rufus orders it for their protection.

7. What is the result of Elisha and Pappas visit with Rufus to ask him to convince the Emperor to change his plans?
(a) Rufus tries, but fails to convince the Emperor to change his plans.
(b) Rufus convinces the Emperor to change his plans.
(c) Rufus tells them that he can do nothing.
(d) Elisha insults Rufus.

8. How does Elisha feel about his quest to seek a reasoned certainty that would explain everything, including faith?
(a) His quest was a vital part of faith.
(b) Given the chance, he would not change anything.
(c) His quest has only strengthened his commitment to faith.
(d) His quest was in vain.

9. 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) New families live there, and not much else has changed.
(c) They are no loger welcomed because no one knows them anymore.
(d) Roman soldiers now occupy them.

10. What does Meir tell Elisha about what the Sanhedrin has done?
(a) They were destroyed by Romans.
(b) They revoked Elisha's miscommunication.
(c) That the Sanhedrin is meeting again.
(d) The Sanhedrin has been disbanded.

11. Where do Elisha and Pappas go to meet with Rufus?
(a) Jerusalem.
(b) The Sanhedrin.
(c) Antioch.
(d) Israel.

12. What did Meir fight for concerning Elisha's death?
(a) For Elisha's right to have a rabbi's funeral.
(b) For Elisha's excommunication to be lifted by the Sanhedrin.
(c) Elisha's right to be buried in his town's cemetery.
(d) For Elisha's body to be cremated.

13. How does Elisha try to deceive Rufus?
(a) By poisoning Rufus during dinner.
(b) By lying to Rufus by making up facts about the Jews.
(c) By not telling Rufus some important information about the Jews.
(d) By escaping and running away.

14. What does Elisha realize about the peddlers as they sing their wares?
(a) Messages are being sent in Hebrew.
(b) Peddlers are incoherent babblers.
(c) They will cheat everyone out of their money.
(d) They love to sing lullabies.

15. What does the realization, that reason could be based in myth, do to Elisha?
(a) Rekindles Elisha's desire to seek answers.
(b) Has little effect on Elisha's overall viewpoints.
(c) Settles what Elisha has always known.
(d) It kills Elisha.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Elisha feel shamed by?

2. Why does Elisha arrange to meet with Demonax?

3. Where does Elisha go to begin his work for the Romans?

4. What has Elisha based his entire life and course of studies on?

5. Why has Akiba come to Antioch to raise money for war against the Romans?

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