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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. If one sees a __________, then night has succeed the day, for night has a face.

2. When Gad offers to give Elisha a ____________, Elisha sees Gad as a Meshulah.

3. What kind of job is taking place when David ben Moshe is wounded and captured by the English?

4. Elisha also wants to find out what makes a man most truly a _________ in this world.

5. What does Gad do during the fateful mission which allows them to get away?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Elisha, the main character, come to be in France after the events of WWII?

2. Why does Gad want Elisha to join the Movement of Jews who are fighting against the English?

3. What are some of the basic ideas of the Movement's ideology as taught to recruits by Gad?

4. Describe the city setting at the start of the story when Elisha is standing near a window.

5. What was the goal of the first rad that Elisha went on as a part of the Movement?

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

7. What is the lesson that the beggar taught Elisha when he was walking through the dark?

8. What is the cellar of the two story building somewhere between Ramat-Gan and Tel Aviv used for?

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

10. What happens to Elisha after he spends a month in a youth camp in Normandy, France?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Facing the man he is to kill is not a simple task for Elisa, nor would many people consider it a simple task.

Part 1: Why do you think Elisha wants to face the man he is told he will kill in the morning?

Part 2: Why do you think Dawson tries to talk with Elisha before he dies?

Part 3: Would you have been able to sit and talk with the man who you were about to kill? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Elisha's main goal in life was to figure out why he was victimized by others, heading to Sorbonne to study philosophy in order to answer these sorts of questions.

Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thought he would find peace in the study of philosophy?

Part 2: What subjects might you try to study if you were attempting to get past a horrible event in your lifetime? Why?

Part 3: Do you think Elisha could have gotten away from his ghosts had he simply studied at Sorbonne? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Gad is seen as someone who changes Elisha's life, but an outsider might also see his actions as attempting to brainwash the boy.

Part 1: How is Gad like a messenger in Elisha's life? How does he speak to Elisha in a way that reaches him?

Part 2: In what ways is Gad brainwashing the boy? Do you think this is being done on purpose?

Part 3: Do you think Gad is brainwashed by his own ideas? Why or why not?

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