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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. One can distinguish between night and day by looking at a man's ___________, according to the beggar.
2. David ben Moshe's death sentence is the __________ death sentence the mandatory power in Palestine has imposed on the people of the Movement.
3. What is the only thing Elisha knows about the man he will be facing the following day?
4. What is NOT one of the adjectives one might use to describe the city at the time Elisha is experiencing it?
5. The Jews now go out and _______, just like everyone else, to assert their rights to live as men.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Elisha know about the man who is residing in the hiding place where Elisha is?
2. What does Elisha envy in the Old Man, regardless of what he instructs them to do for the cause?
3. What does Ilana say about the two deaths of the two men who are to be executed?
4. How have the fighters of the Movement been attacking the English by surprise?
5. How can one tell the different between night and day time, according to the beggar in Elisha's memory?
6. Why does Gad want Elisha to join the Movement of Jews who are fighting against the English?
7. What is the face the Elisha sees the evening that takes place in this chapter?
8. What has Elisha seen every night since hearing the advice of the beggar?
9. What was the decision of the Old Man that Gad relayed to Elisha an hour earlier in the first chapter?
10. What is the eleventh commandment that is taught to the recruits by a masked man with a soft voice?
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 cries of the child echo throughout the city, giving Elisha something to think about.
Part 1: What might the cries of the child signify to Elisha and to the story as a whole?
Part 2: In what ways is Elisha still a child in this story? Why?
Part 3: Do you think the cries of the child would change your mind if you were in Elisha's shoes? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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