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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. Where does John Dawson's son, who is Elisha's age, go to school, according to John?
2. What does Gideon report back about the state of health of John Dawson?
3. What time is it when Ilana and Joab comment about how it's the longest night they've ever lived through?
4. What does Elisha describe his state as when Ilana asks him if he is hot?
5. Who offers to break the news of his impending death to John Dawson?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the first question John Dawson asks after Elisha and John stare at each other for a while?
2. What did Elisha do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
3. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
4. Who are the people who are sitting around the table at the start of this chapter?
5. What do each of the people around the table slowly talk about as they are sitting together?
6. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?
7. What does the beggar do to Elisha when Elisha begs for answers about the meaning of his words?
8. Why does the room feel crowded to Elisha as the clock ticks past midnight in the chapter?
9. What does Ilana say when she talks about she also kills with her voice? Do they have a choice?
10. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Elisha seems to be a simple character, someone who is going to kill someone else, even though it's not clear at first why he needs to do this.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thinks it's okay for the prisoner to die?
Part 2: Why do you think Elisa believes killing in general is okay?
Part 3: Why didn't Elisha just refuse to kill the prisoner when he was told to do so?
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 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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