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. How does Elisha meet Akiba?

2. Who arrives on a Roman ship at the port of Antioch?

3. Who is the leader of the rebels?

4. What does Nicholaus try to convince Elisha to do?

5. Who does Elisha try to find in the pagan part of Caeserea?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Shraga treat Elisha when they're working on the merchant's court case together?

2. In the Prologue, what do the sages debate over and what do they decide?

3. Why are Akiba and the two Simeons uncomfortable talking to Elisha about Greek literature?

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

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

6. Why is Elisha unjustly brought to court for sentencing?

7. What does Nicholaus, Elisha's tutor, look like?

8. What secret does Elisha tell Beruriah, and why?

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

10. After the ex-communication of Elisha was read at Sanhedrin, what did Joshua do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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