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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. Who arranges that Elisha be released from jail?
2. What are the names of Meir's children?
3. What does Elisha discuss with Justin, the leader of the Gentile Christians?
4. When Pappas finds Elisha alone in the garden, what does he tell him?
5. What happens to Eliezer's proposal concerning the ban against pagan literature?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Elisha respond to the death of Beruriah and Meir's children?
2. Why is Elisha unjustly brought to court for sentencing?
3. Which friend of Elisha's is better at processing the Greek literature than the other two? Why?
4. What is the job of the Sanhedrin?
5. Why is Elisha fascinated by Akiba when he meets him?
6. Why was Elisha and Deborah's marriage pre-arranged by Amram?
7. Why is Manto so casual about buying another human slave?
8. What did Manto make Elisha vow to do, as she lay dying in his arms?
9. Why does Demonax refuse to take on Elisha as a student, and what consolation does he offer to Elisha?
10. Why does the bloody spectacle not humor the Romans?
Essay Topic 1
After the ex-communication, Akiba randomly meets Elisha on the road. However, Akiba does not speak to Elisha because he is honoring the orders of the ex-communication. Is Akiba's behavior too drastic? Should the bonds of friendship be more important than the bonds of law? Cite three examples from the book when friendship and rules are at odds.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
When Elisha moves to Antioch, his whole lifestyle completely changes. How does Elisha handle his new life? Should he be more accepting or reserved concerning the Greek lifestyle he is being quickly caught up in? Contrast the community of Antioch with the Jewish community of Elisha's youth.
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