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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. For generations, the Jewish people have suffered quietly, trying to abide by the ___________ commandment.

2. At what time of day is Elisha looking out the window he is standing by in the building?

3. Where does Elisha decide to go after he is granted asylum in their country?

4. What kind of job is taking place when David ben Moshe is wounded and captured by the English?

5. Where does Elisha not want to return to after he is freed from the camps of the Nazis?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the city setting at the start of the story when Elisha is standing near a window.

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why does Gad want Elisha to join the Movement of Jews who are fighting against the English?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The presence of the Old Man is mysterious, though he controls all that happens in the story, it seems at times.

Part 1: Who do you think the Old Man is and just how powerful is he really in relation to the Movement?

Part 2: Why do you think the followers believe in what the Old Man says?

Part 3: Why do you think the followers go along with the ideas of the Old Man, even though they disagree?

Essay Topic 2

Elisha's main goal in life was to figure out why he was victimized by others, heading to Sorbonne to study philosophy in order to answer these sorts of questions.

Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thought he would find peace in the study of philosophy?

Part 2: What subjects might you try to study if you were attempting to get past a horrible event in your lifetime? Why?

Part 3: Do you think Elisha could have gotten away from his ghosts had he simply studied at Sorbonne? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Elisha is a survivor of a Nazi work camp, and yet he becomes a killer for a group of people with strong beliefs - much like the Nazis preached.

Part 1: Why do you think Elisha didn't just walk away from the ideas of Gad?

Part 2: Why can't Elisha see that what he is doing is just as wrong as what the Nazis did to him and to others?

Part 3: Why do you think Elisha may have been more vulnerable to the words of Gad?

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