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

2. What does Elisha say in response to Meir when Meir asks Elisha to come home with him?
(a) He declines and says he is going on a long journey.
(b) He accepts the invitation graciously.
(c) He does not want to be a burden.
(d) He is going to the Sanhedrin.

3. Why does Elisha arrange to meet with Demonax?
(a) To arrest Demonax and take him to the proper authorities.
(b) To try and convert Demonax.
(c) To see if he will take Elisha on as a student.
(d) To see if Demonax is as superior as he claims.

4. As Meir is weeping at Elisha's grave, how does Meir remember Elisha?
(a) With contempt and malice for his betrayal.
(b) As the old man who caused so much suffering.
(c) With love and regret that Elisha's dreams had to die.
(d) With remorse and sympathy for his lost faith.

5. What can Meir see in his old master's eyes?
(a) Concern.
(b) Disappointment.
(c) Disillusionment.
(d) Anguish.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the strength of the Jewish faith expected to outlast?

2. Why do both Elisha and Pappas curtail their expenses and move to smaller apartments?

3. What happens after Judah ben Baba ordains the new rabbi at their secret meeting?

4. What is Elisha amazed to find even on death row?

5. Where do Elisha and Pappas go to meet with Rufus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Was it wise for Elisha to pursue truth regardless of the consequences?

2. Where does Elisha go during the blizzard, and why?

3. What did Manto make Elisha vow to do, as she lay dying in his arms?

4. Why does Akiba refuse to speak to Elisha when they see each other on the road?

5. Why does Elisha decide not to reveal the names of the new rabbis to Rufus?

6. How did Meir honor Elisha after Elisha died?

7. What happened to Elisha after he was forced to watch the rabbis be executed?

8. Why does Charicles say that mathematics and science could also be myths?

9. What did the people of Bethar choose to do rather than face Roman slavery and torture?

10. What does Elisha tell Meir about faith and reason?

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