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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. Which side of the English vs. Palestinian conflict has probably had more casualties?

3. The fighters in the Movement have been attacking under the cover of __________, taking the English by surprise.

4. How is David ben Moshe scheduled to die according to the judgment of military law?

5. Every evening, Elisha has never failed to see a __________ when he stands at the window.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the goal of the first rad that Elisha went on as a part of the Movement?

5. Why didn't Elisha want to return to his native town where his family used to live?

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

7. What are some of the operations that Elisha has taken part in since his arrival in Palestine?

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

9. What does Elisha envy in the Old Man, regardless of what he instructs them to do for the cause?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

According to all of the people who are guarding Dawson, they have cheated death in many a situation.

Part 1: Why do you think the author thought it was important for the characters to mention the fact that they had cheated death?

Part 2: Do you feel more or less sympathetic for these people as they speak about their brushes with death?

Part 3: Have you ever cheated death? How did that make you feel afterward? If not you, then someone else?

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

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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