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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. Every evening, Elisha stands near a window in order to greet the arrival of ___________.

2. Elisha is usually uneasy about beggars who inspire in him mingled feelings of _________ and fear.

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

4. Gad and David are childhood friends who entered the __________ together.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Elisha know about the man who is residing in the hiding place where Elisha is?

2. What was the decision of the Old Man that Gad relayed to Elisha an hour earlier in the first chapter?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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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