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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the leader of the rebels?
(a) Rabbi Joshua of Tarsus.
(b) Maximus of Tarsus.
(c) Julianus of Tarsus.
(d) Saul of Tarsus.

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

3. Before leaving the garden, Akiba pleads with Elisha to do what?
(a) Take Deborah back.
(b) Stay true to his quest for truth.
(c) Turn back before everything is lost.
(d) Stop the executions.

4. Why is Abuyah considered something of a heretic among others in this society?
(a) He is late for Elisha's circumcision.
(b) His wife, Elisheba, died shortly after giving birth to his son.
(c) He spoke with Roman soldiers.
(d) He is known to have studied Greek and Roman works.

5. What does Elisha's life revolve around once he begins his studies?
(a) Greek and Roman mythology.
(b) Antiphanes.
(c) Manto.
(d) Books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Elisha's new plan concerning the Jews and Christians who believe differently than the traditional Jewish doctrine?

2. Who arranges that Elisha be released from jail?

3. Who takes over Elisha's circumcision ceremony at the absence of Abuyah?

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

5. What do the workers, numbering over 500, want to do after the command to leave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the two famous sages, Eliezer and Joshua, discuss at Elisha's circumcision ceremony?

2. Why is Elisha fascinated by Akiba when he meets him?

3. What strikes Elisha as characteristic about the people of Antioch?

4. Do you think Shraga is right to rebel against the Roman government and fight for his beliefs?

5. Why does Pappas tell Elisha that he may move with him to Antioch?

6. Why does one rabbi give the opinion that wisdom cannot be found in pagan literature?

7. How does Elisha handle his new life in Antioch?

8. In Part One, Chapter X, does Elisha seem happy? Why?

9. Elisha sees a young boy climbing a tree for bird eggs. What happens to the little boy and how does it affect Elisha?

10. What did Elisha drop in his Jewish academy class?

(see the answer keys)

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