As a Driven Leaf Test | Final 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. Why does Demonax recommend that Elisha see Poleman?

2. Who does Rufus say will sit with Elisha during the upcoming trials?

3. Why do Akiba and Elisha not speak when they meet?

4. Why does Elisha arrange to meet with Demonax?

5. Who brings Elisha the news that Manto is dying?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. While in jail, Akiba makes a prediction. What does Akiba predict?

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

4. Describe the symbolism behind Rufus making Elisha sit beside a harlot during the executions.

5. As Elisha and Pappas travel back to Jerusalem, how does their hometown look?

6. Rufus presents a life or death question to Pappas and Elisha. How does Elisha respond?

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

8. Why did Charicles not want to speak with Elisha at first?

9. Why do Elisha and Manto hide their mutual love from Rufus, Manto's benefactor?

10. Why does Elisha's discussion with Charicles deeply disturb Elisha?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Within the various communities of As a Driven Leaf, knowledge seems to be a precious commodity held in high regard. Is it possible that there are universal truths, or is truth subjective to culture? Explain by using three examples that relate to the teachings of the Jewish tradition and the Sanhedrin, as well as the lessons and literature of the Greeks.

Essay Topic 2

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.

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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