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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. From whom did Elisha learn a lesson when he was a child of twelve?

2. The first mission of Elisha was to attack a _______________ on the road between Haifa and Tel Aviv.

3. What kind of job is taking place when David ben Moshe is wounded and captured by the English?

4. What is the emotion that Ilana holds for John Dawson, the soldier?

5. David ben Moshe's death sentence is the __________ death sentence the mandatory power in Palestine has imposed on the people of the Movement.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Elisha rationalize the killing of others in the name of the Movement, even though scripture condemns it?

7. What is the subject that Elisha wants to study when he is enrolled at Sorbonne in Paris?

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

9. What happens when Gad offers Elisha a future when he visits with him one fateful day?

10. What is the lesson that the beggar taught Elisha when he was walking through the dark?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ilana has a radio broadcast that talks about the idea that certain deaths are meaningful and others are not.

Part 1: Why do you think some deaths are more meaningful than others?

Part 2: Why do you think Ilana condemns the British government for the death of John Dawson?

Part 3: Isn't Ilana's logic incorrect? Why does she praise a death that the Movement does not necessarily want to occur?

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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