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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 John Dawson want to tell Elisha even as the pistol is raised?
2. Who is NOT one of the people sitting around the table, thinking about David ben Moshe?
3. What is John Dawson staring at when Elisha enters his room to meet him?
4. Who is the women in her mid-twenties that Elisha met while at the work camp in France?
5. The boy tells Elisha the people are here to witness Elisha become a __________ at dawn tomorrow.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first question John Dawson asks after Elisha and John stare at each other for a while?
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 happened to Stefan at the concentration camp where Elisha was held as well?
5. Who are some of the dead people that Elisha begins to see in the room around him?
6. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
7. What is strange about the boy that Elisha sees among the dead people who begin to surround him in the room?
8. What did Gideon do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
9. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in the room?
10. What did Ilana do to narrowly escape her own death, according to her recollection?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
While some people seem to have peaceful ideas of how to resolve the situation with the prisoners, others think otherwise.
Part 1: What is the value of trying to resolve the situation with the other side in a peaceful way?
Part 2: What is the benefit of resolving the situation in a violent way?
Part 3: What will change once violence has been done in the name of a Movement?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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