Dawn Test | Final 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. Usually Elisha found the _________ of his rabbi, his old master to be reassuring, but not this time.

2. Who does Elisha see filing into the room, making the room feel very crowded?

3. What does Elisha describe his state as when Ilana asks him if he is hot?

4. Elisha believes he lost the answer to #146 on his way to _______________.

5. Due to a ventilation system, Dawson's room is actually much less ___________ than the room above.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Ilana do to narrowly escape her own death, according to her recollection?

2. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?

3. What does the beggar do to Elisha when Elisha begs for answers about the meaning of his words?

4. What do each of the people around the table slowly talk about as they are sitting together?

5. What does John refuse to do when Elisha is preparing to kill him?

6. What does Elisha tell John Dawson about the meaning of his name after John comments on it?

7. What does Elisha ask John Dawson about when he sees how slender his fingers and hands are?

8. Who are the people who are sitting around the table at the start of this chapter?

9. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?

10. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The cries of the child echo throughout the city, giving Elisha something to think about.

Part 1: What might the cries of the child signify to Elisha and to the story as a whole?

Part 2: In what ways is Elisha still a child in this story? Why?

Part 3: Do you think the cries of the child would change your mind if you were in Elisha's shoes? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The symbolism of 'dawn' is everywhere in this story - with dawn being when the prisoner is killed and when Elisa becomes pensive.

Part 1: Why do you think 'dawn' was selected as the focus of the title?

Part 2: Do you think 'dawn' is a good symbol to use in this story? Why or why not?

Part 3: Is dawn an important time in your life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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