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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. What is NOT one of the ways mentioned that might be considered 'any means necessary' in the goal of the Movement?
2. From whom did Elisha learn a lesson when he was a child of twelve?
3. How old is Elisha when the story begins?
4. The beggar tells Elisha not to be afraid of the dark. Night is ____________ than day.
5. What does Gad do incessantly as he talked to Elisha about his ideas of the world?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is David ben Moshe treated around the world during the time of conflict after his capture?
2. What do several masked instructors teach to the new recruits when they arrive in Palestine?
3. Describe the city setting at the start of the story when Elisha is standing near a window.
4. What happens to Elisha after he spends a month in a youth camp in Normandy, France?
5. What was the goal of the first rad that Elisha went on as a part of the Movement?
6. What is the eleventh commandment that is taught to the recruits by a masked man with a soft voice?
7. What is the lesson that the beggar taught Elisha when he was walking through the dark?
8. How did Elisha, the main character, come to be in France after the events of WWII?
9. What is the lesson of the grizzled master that Elisha remembers when he learns about the idea of killing others?
10. What is the cellar of the two story building somewhere between Ramat-Gan and Tel Aviv used for?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Even in the face of pain and suffering, people in the Movement do not die - at least among the group of five.
Part 1: How do you think the five feel about their brushes with death?
Part 2: What do you think the Movement thinks about all of these brushes with death?
Part 3: Do you think these five have just been lucky or has divine intervention played a part?
Essay Topic 2
The symbolism of 'dawn' is everywhere in this story - with dawn being when the prisoner is killed and when Elisa becomes pensive.
Part 1: Why do you think 'dawn' was selected as the focus of the title?
Part 2: Do you think 'dawn' is a good symbol to use in this story? Why or why not?
Part 3: Is dawn an important time in your life? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Ilana and Gideon look upon Dawson with kindness and with compassion, which seems odd as they are agreeing to kill him.
Part 1: Why do you think Gideon and Ilana seem to harbor no ill will toward Dawson in the story?
Part 2: How would you react if you were in the same room as a person who was going to die?
Part 3: Why do you think the group has not told Dawson he is going to die until he does?
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