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. Elisha returns home for major festivals and uses this time to learn what from Amram?

2. Where are Elisha and Pappas going when they run into Theo?

3. Where did Elisha travel while studying, attending academies, and sitting with the masters?

4. What did Elisha's best friends do because they were manipulated by Elisha?

5. Where are Elisha and Deborah to stay when at the feast?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think Abuyah means by his dying words to Elisha?

2. Which friend of Elisha's is better at processing the Greek literature than the other two? Why?

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

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

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

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

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

8. Why did the merchant's business suffer after taking his case to the Roman courts?

9. What is the job of the Sanhedrin?

10. Who eavesdrops on a conversation between Elisha and Meir, and what does she discover?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the contrast between the decision of the people of Bethar and the decision of Elisha when faced with Roman persecution. Why did the people of Bethar choose to commit mass suicide? Who made the wiser choice, the people of Bethar or Elisha? Define wisdom according to the principles of Elisha and the town of Bethar.

Essay Topic 2

In As a Driven Leaf, Deborah and Elisha are betrothed according to Jewish tradition. What similarities is their marriage based on? Find other couples and marriages in the book. What similarities are their relationships based on? Compare and contrast at least two relationships. Support your examples with material from the book.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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