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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. _____________ movements in Europe protest in front of British embassies.

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

3. Who is taken as a hostage in order to even the score of Movement fighters who will be executed?

4. What is the only thing Elisha knows about the man he will be facing the following day?

5. The goal of the Movement is simple: to get the ___________ out by any means necessary.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does John refuse to do when Elisha is preparing to kill him?

3. What does Gideon reveal to Elisha about John Dawson, which surprises Elisha?

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

5. What is the eleventh commandment that is taught to the recruits by a masked man with a soft voice?

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

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

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

9. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?

10. What does Elisha tell John Dawson about the meaning of his name after John comments on it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The causes for which people fight compel them to act in dramatic ways. However, in modern culture, it can be hard to understand their motivation.

Part 1: Why do you think so many people fight for the Movement in this story?

Part 2: What causes do you think are worth fighting for? Why?

Part 3: Are there any causes you should see yourself getting violent for? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The symbolism of 'dawn' is everywhere in this story - with dawn being when the prisoner is killed and when Elisa becomes pensive.

Part 1: Why do you think 'dawn' was selected as the focus of the title?

Part 2: Do you think 'dawn' is a good symbol to use in this story? Why or why not?

Part 3: Is dawn an important time in your life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The story of the beggar has stayed with Elisha throughout his life, causing him to be less than afraid of the dark.

Part 1: Why do you think the story of the beggar has stayed with Elisha throughout the years?

Part 2: Do you think the beggar could have been symbolic of something else in Elisha's life? If so, what?

Part 3: What made you not be afraid of the dark anymore? Did a certain person teach you not to be afraid?

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