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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 the only thing Elisha knows about the man he will be facing the following day?
2. What is the emotion that Ilana holds for John Dawson, the soldier?
3. Elisha seeks to explore questions such as why he was ___________, where God is to be found, etc.
4. What is the eleventh commandment that is taught to the new recruits when they are training?
5. What is NOT one of the ways mentioned that might be considered 'any means necessary' in the goal of the Movement?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Elisha know about the man who is residing in the hiding place where Elisha is?
2. How have the fighters of the Movement been attacking the English by surprise?
3. What was the goal of the first rad that Elisha went on as a part of the Movement?
4. What is the lesson of the grizzled master that Elisha remembers when he learns about the idea of killing others?
5. How does Elisha rationalize the killing of others in the name of the Movement, even though scripture condemns it?
6. What happens when Gad offers Elisha a future when he visits with him one fateful day?
7. What does the English army do in response to the kidnapping of Captain John Dawson?
8. Why does Gad want Elisha to join the Movement of Jews who are fighting against the English?
9. What is the subject that Elisha wants to study when he is enrolled at Sorbonne in Paris?
10. What has Elisha seen every night since hearing the advice of the beggar?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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