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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. From whom did Elisha learn a lesson when he was a child of twelve?

2. The Jews now go out and _______, just like everyone else, to assert their rights to live as men.

3. At the end of his first raid, Elisha feels __________ as he finds himself in the same position as the SS guards.

4. In Tel Aviv, all of the people are afraid of mass _______________, and all newspapers appeal for the Dawson execution to be called off.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. How does Elisha rationalize the killing of others in the name of the Movement, even though scripture condemns it?

6. How have the fighters of the Movement been attacking the English by surprise?

7. How is David ben Moshe treated around the world during the time of conflict after his capture?

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

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

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

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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