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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 Gad offers to give Elisha a ____________, Elisha sees Gad as a Meshulah.

2. The house is a convenient choice as the comings and goings of ___________ seems to be reasonable activity.

3. How old is Elisha when the story begins?

4. What is NOT one of the adjectives one might use to describe the city at the time Elisha is experiencing it?

5. The goal of the Movement is simple: to get the ___________ out by any means necessary.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What has Elisha done every night since learning the lesson of the beggar as it was taught to him?

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

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 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 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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