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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. When the people learn the entire population will be held responsible, the word _________ begins to be whispered by the people.

2. All around the world, _____________ is treated as a hero for the situation he is in.

3. Gad talks to Elisha about realizing the age old Jewish dream of an independent ____________.

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

5. The Old Man cries because in his eyes, the ____________ are not yet free from fear and victim mentality.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. How can one tell the different between night and day time, according to the beggar in Elisha's memory?

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

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 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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