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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Elisha arrange to meet with Demonax?
(a) To try and convert Demonax.
(b) To see if he will take Elisha on as a student.
(c) To see if Demonax is as superior as he claims.
(d) To arrest Demonax and take him to the proper authorities.
2. What do the Roman reinforcements bring with them?
(a) Written demands from the Emperor.
(b) The plague.
(c) Medical supplies to help the wounded.
(d) Horse drawn chariots.
3. Why does Demonax recommend that Elisha see Poleman?
(a) Poleman can outline Elisha's reading for him.
(b) Poleman has questions he feels only Elisha can answer.
(c) Poleman taught Demonax everything he knows.
(d) Poleman knows of a man who may be able to help Elisha.
4. What do the rabbis talk about during their meeting, other than keeping the faith alive and ordaining new rabbis?
(a) The weather.
(b) That Elisha is helping the Romans.
(c) That Elisha has grown so wise and strong in his faith.
(d) The structure of Roman architecture.
5. How does Elisha feel about his quest to seek a reasoned certainty that would explain everything, including faith?
(a) Given the chance, he would not change anything.
(b) His quest was in vain.
(c) His quest has only strengthened his commitment to faith.
(d) His quest was a vital part of faith.
6. Where do Elisha and Pappas go to meet with Rufus?
(a) The Sanhedrin.
7. What happens after Judah ben Baba ordains the new rabbi at their secret meeting?
(a) The Romans find Judah ben Baba and kill him.
(b) Elisha talks with Judah ben Baba about logic and faith.
(c) The Persians attack Rome.
(d) Judah ben Baba flees to Morocco.
8. What has Elisha based his entire life and course of studies on?
(a) The fact of mathematics.
(b) Business management.
(c) Greek and Roman literature.
(d) Jewish traditions and values.
9. What does Meir tell Elisha about what the Sanhedrin has done?
(a) That the Sanhedrin is meeting again.
(b) They revoked Elisha's miscommunication.
(c) They were destroyed by Romans.
(d) The Sanhedrin has been disbanded.
10. What does Rufus say will happen to Elisha and Pappas if they do not comply?
(a) They will be killed.
(b) They will be exiled until they change their minds.
(c) Their homes will be destroyed.
(d) They will be jailed.
11. Why do both Elisha and Pappas curtail their expenses and move to smaller apartments?
(a) They are preparing for the harsh winter.
(b) The economy of the area is devastated because of the war.
(c) They are saving money to help the Jews war with the Romans.
(d) They are trying to live more humble lives.
12. How do the two men discuss the highest levels of philosophy?
(a) With disgust.
(b) From the standpoint of men who have great faith.
(c) As men who have devoted their lives to the study of philosophy.
(d) Without much passion or wit.
13. What is the strength of the Jewish faith expected to outlast?
(a) The war against the Jews.
(b) The paganism practiced by the Romans.
(c) The vast studies and wisdom of the Romans and Greeks.
(d) The Jews who practice it.
14. What happens when Meir and Elisha part ways?
(a) Meir swears to never tell a soul about seeing Elisha.
(b) Elisha watches Meir walk away until he can no longer be seen.
(c) Meir watches Elisha walk away until he can no longer be seen.
(d) Meir walks on with Elisha.
15. What causes Charicles to change his mind about Elisha?
(a) He hears Elisha speak.
(b) A Rabbi tells Charicles who Elisha is.
(c) Charicles realizes that Elisha is a Rabbi.
(d) Charicles never changes his mind about Elisha.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rufus do when he realizes Elisha has tried to deceive him?
2. How are over thirty rabbis able to meet in the attic of a friend in Lydda?
3. What does Elisha feel shamed by?
4. What fate does Elisha accept?
5. How do the great sages go to their deaths?
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