As a Driven Leaf Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Milton Steinberg
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Manto decide Elisha should do, after she becomes involved in his quest?

2. Why does the Sanhedrin send a delegation to Rome?

3. What is the name of Meir's wife?

4. How does Elisha feel about Meir's marriage?

5. What happens when Elisha goes to Manto's home when she is alone?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part One, Chapter V, how did Elisha feel about attending the Sanhedrin for the first time?

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

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

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

5. Why do Antiphanes and Elisha attend all the lectures and symposia offered in Antioch?

6. How does Elisha respond to the death of Beruriah and Meir's children?

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

8. Why was Elisha and Deborah's marriage pre-arranged by Amram?

9. Why does Julianus of Tarsus encourage the Jews to fight?

10. What is the job of the Sanhedrin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Within As a Driven Leaf, a lot of promises are made and broken. Choose a side and argue whether or not promises should ever be broken. Cite three examples from the book that deal with promises to back up the argument.

Essay Topic 2

Deborah does not treat others with much respect. She encourages Elisha to get rid of some servants because they are too old to work. Describe her behavior toward other people. Using Deborah as one example, defend or oppose the argument that respect should be deserved or earned. Cite at least two other examples from the book that draw on different characters to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Elisha quickly learns that with knowledge comes sadness. What other consequences, good or bad, can there be to learning and studying? Provide three examples for both the positive and negative sides.

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