Short Essay Questions Key
1. As the story begins, describe Daniel bar Jamin, where he is, and what he is doing.
Daniel is a tall, strong Galilean, eighteen-years-old with dark hair and eyes. He is looking down the mountain at two figures who are climbing up; he waits to see who they are and what they want.
2. As the figures approach, Daniel understands that they are brother and sister. How?
They walk alike. They have similar facial features. Their voices are alike. They have the same ruddy complexion.
3. When Daniel recognizes Joel and Thacia, how does he feel about them?
He remembers them as being the privileged children of the scribe at the synagogue. Joel was always held up as an example to the other boys by the rabbi. His negative feeling for the children come back to him.
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