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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. What is the eleventh commandment that is taught to the new recruits when they are training?

2. Where is the crying coming from as Elisha is standing at the window of the building?

3. The house is a convenient choice as the comings and goings of ___________ seems to be reasonable activity.

4. Elisha seeks to explore questions such as why he was ___________, where God is to be found, etc.

5. What is the commandment that the Jews have tried to live by, though they have suffered in the process?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do several masked instructors teach to the new recruits when they arrive in Palestine?

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

4. What will happen to David ben Moshe as a result of his capture by the English?

5. What is the face the Elisha sees the evening that takes place in this chapter?

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

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

8. What is the subject that Elisha wants to study when he is enrolled at Sorbonne in Paris?

9. What is the lesson of the grizzled master that Elisha remembers when he learns about the idea of killing others?

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

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

The lines between what is wrong and what is right are blurred in this story as both sides have a compelling case based on their beliefs.

Part 1: Why do you think killing is thought to be okay in certain situations?

Part 2: Do you agree that killing in the name of a belief is right? Why or why not?

Part 3: What do you think the Movement also could have done to get David back?

Essay Topic 3

While some people seem to have peaceful ideas of how to resolve the situation with the prisoners, others think otherwise.

Part 1: What is the value of trying to resolve the situation with the other side in a peaceful way?

Part 2: What is the benefit of resolving the situation in a violent way?

Part 3: What will change once violence has been done in the name of a Movement?

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