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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 does the mysterious figure ask of Elisha when he encounters him in the empty building?

2. What is a Meshulah, or the person that Elisha sees Gad during his time with Elisha?

3. Elisha also wants to find out what makes a man most truly a _________ in this world.

4. One can distinguish between night and day by looking at a man's ___________, according to the beggar.

5. To Elisha, ______________ was more of a sacred ideal than an actual place or a political slogan to them.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How can one tell the different between night and day time, according to the beggar in Elisha's memory?

4. What will happen to David ben Moshe as a result of his capture by the English?

5. How did Elisha, the main character, come to be in France after the events of WWII?

6. What makes Elisha feel uneasy about Gad when Gad first enters his life at his furnished flat?

7. What is the face the Elisha sees the evening that takes place in this chapter?

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

9. What does Ilana say to John Dawson's mother during her radio program?

10. Why didn't Elisha want to return to his native town where his family used to live?

Essay Topics

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 media begins to circulate reports about the escalating tension between the two groups and their respective prisoners.

Part 1: In what ways does the media help the situation which is taking place in the story? Or don't they?

Part 2: Why do you think people rely on the media to help them in hostage situations?

Part 3: Do you think the media's intentions are completely pure in these sorts of situations? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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