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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. Who has had enough of the killings of the Movement fighters and vows to kill one soldier for each Movement fighter executed?
2. Elisha is now hearing about Jews, not as ___________, but as fighters who are simply claiming what is theirs.
3. During what season does the opening section of the novel take place?
4. What kinds of lessons does Elisha immerse himself in when he is set up in his new home?
5. For two hours each day, ____________ indoctrinates the recruits with the Movement's ideology.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the English army do in response to the kidnapping of Captain John Dawson?
2. How can one tell the different between night and day time, according to the beggar in Elisha's memory?
3. Why does Gad want Elisha to join the Movement of Jews who are fighting against the English?
4. What are some of the operations that Elisha has taken part in since his arrival in Palestine?
5. What does Elisha envy in the Old Man, regardless of what he instructs them to do for the cause?
6. How does Elisha rationalize the killing of others in the name of the Movement, even though scripture condemns it?
7. What was the decision of the Old Man that Gad relayed to Elisha an hour earlier in the first chapter?
8. What has Elisha seen every night since hearing the advice of the beggar?
9. What will happen to David ben Moshe as a result of his capture by the English?
10. Why didn't Elisha want to return to his native town where his family used to live?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Dawson's mother makes a plea for her son's life, but it falls on seemingly deaf ears. Even the mother's cries for her child are not heard.
Part 1: Why do you think Dawson's mother pleads for the safe return of her child?
Part 2: Do you think Dawson's mother should have made a plea for the safe return of Dawson? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you think the use of the mother to call out for her child is a good move or a weak one? Why?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
The causes for which people fight compel them to act in dramatic ways. However, in modern culture, it can be hard to understand their motivation.
Part 1: Why do you think so many people fight for the Movement in this story?
Part 2: What causes do you think are worth fighting for? Why?
Part 3: Are there any causes you should see yourself getting violent for? Why or why not?
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