Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. Every evening, Elisha stands near a window in order to greet the arrival of ___________.
2. What kind of job is taking place when David ben Moshe is wounded and captured by the English?
3. Where is the crying coming from as Elisha is standing at the window of the building?
4. Elisha's goal is to enroll in a ___________ course at the Sorbonne school.
5. To Elisha, ______________ was more of a sacred ideal than an actual place or a political slogan to them.
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Stefan at the concentration camp where Elisha was held as well?
2. What is the lesson of the grizzled master that Elisha remembers when he learns about the idea of killing others?
3. What has Elisha seen every night since hearing the advice of the beggar?
4. What did Elisha do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
5. Why does John Dawson appear to pity Elisha instead of being mad at him?
6. What did Ilana do to narrowly escape her own death, according to her recollection?
7. What does John Dawson do when Gideon tells him that he is going to die at dawn the next day?
8. What is the lesson that the beggar taught Elisha when he was walking through the dark?
9. What is the cellar of the two story building somewhere between Ramat-Gan and Tel Aviv used for?
10. What does Ilana say about the two deaths of the two men who are to be executed?
Essay Topic 1
Elisha seems to be a simple character, someone who is going to kill someone else, even though it's not clear at first why he needs to do this.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thinks it's okay for the prisoner to die?
Part 2: Why do you think Elisa believes killing in general is okay?
Part 3: Why didn't Elisha just refuse to kill the prisoner when he was told to do so?
Essay Topic 2
According to all of the people who are guarding Dawson, they have cheated death in many a situation.
Part 1: Why do you think the author thought it was important for the characters to mention the fact that they had cheated death?
Part 2: Do you feel more or less sympathetic for these people as they speak about their brushes with death?
Part 3: Have you ever cheated death? How did that make you feel afterward? If not you, then someone else?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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