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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. One can distinguish between night and day by looking at a man's ___________, according to the beggar.

2. The Old Man believes they cannot back away from their plans or the __________ will then seem weak to the outside world.

3. In what area does Elisha spend time in a youth camp after moving to his new country?

4. What does the English army proclaim once they find out that a member of their troops has been captured?

5. How is David ben Moshe scheduled to die according to the judgment of military law?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Joab do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?

2. What has Elisha done every night since learning the lesson of the beggar as it was taught to him?

3. What does Ilana say about the two deaths of the two men who are to be executed?

4. What happens when Gad offers Elisha a future when he visits with him one fateful day?

5. What does the English army do in response to the kidnapping of Captain John Dawson?

6. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?

7. What is the question that Elisha asks of every ghost in the room with him, though he has a hard time getting an answer?

8. What does John Dawson reveal about his appetite on the last night before his execution?

9. What does Ilana say to John Dawson's mother during her radio program?

10. What does the beggar do to Elisha when Elisha begs for answers about the meaning of his words?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The cries of the child echo throughout the city, giving Elisha something to think about.

Part 1: What might the cries of the child signify to Elisha and to the story as a whole?

Part 2: In what ways is Elisha still a child in this story? Why?

Part 3: Do you think the cries of the child would change your mind if you were in Elisha's shoes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The presence of the Old Man is mysterious, though he controls all that happens in the story, it seems at times.

Part 1: Who do you think the Old Man is and just how powerful is he really in relation to the Movement?

Part 2: Why do you think the followers believe in what the Old Man says?

Part 3: Why do you think the followers go along with the ideas of the Old Man, even though they disagree?

Essay Topic 3

In many stories, the ending includes the redemption of those who are right and the slaughter of those who are wrong.

Part 1: Why do you think the author still had Dawson die within this story?

Part 2: How might the story have been different had Dawson been left alive?

Part 3: Do you think this is a realistic story to tell? Why or why not?

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