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

2. To Elisha, ______________ was more of a sacred ideal than an actual place or a political slogan to them.

3. Elisha's previous idea about killing others included: If you kill, then you're taking on the function of _________.

4. The woman of #52 talks about David ben Moshe's death as being ___________.

5. Who freed Elisha from the concentration camps, though he did not take them up on their offer to help?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Gideon do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?

2. What happened to Stefan at the concentration camp where Elisha was held as well?

3. Who are the people who are sitting around the table at the start of this chapter?

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

5. What is the cellar of the two story building somewhere between Ramat-Gan and Tel Aviv used for?

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

7. What is the subject that Elisha wants to study when he is enrolled at Sorbonne in Paris?

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

9. What does the Berlin Chief of the Gestapo do to Stefan in order to try to get information from him?

10. What has Elisha seen every night since hearing the advice of the beggar?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pride seems to be a large part of the decisions which are being made in this story. People do things because they think they should, not because they want to do them necessarily.

Part 1: Why do you think the movements believe that they have to act a certain way?

Part 2: What do you think might happen if a side did back down? How would this be a bad thing for them?

Part 3: Do you think pride is a major cause of world struggles? 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 lines between what is wrong and what is right are blurred in this story as both sides have a compelling case based on their beliefs.

Part 1: Why do you think killing is thought to be okay in certain situations?

Part 2: Do you agree that killing in the name of a belief is right? Why or why not?

Part 3: What do you think the Movement also could have done to get David back?

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