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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 Ilana call Elisha, though he asks her to stop calling him that?
2. What is the name of the radio program that Ilana creates on a regular basis?
3. The tattered fragment of darkness has a face, Elisha sees, and that face is ___________.
4. Looking back on the situation of killing the man, Gad says that he was very young and very _________.
5. What is NOT one of the things Joab does during his 48-hour interrogation session?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?
2. What does John Dawson reveal about his appetite on the last night before his execution?
3. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
4. What does Elisha tell John Dawson about the meaning of his name after John comments on it?
5. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?
6. What is the macabre reasoning for Catherine's desire to make love to Elisha at the youth camp in Normandy?
7. What did Joab do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
8. What does Elisha ask John Dawson about when he sees how slender his fingers and hands are?
9. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in the room?
10. What is the question that Elisha asks of every ghost in the room with him, though he has a hard time getting an answer?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Elisha's main goal in life was to figure out why he was victimized by others, heading to Sorbonne to study philosophy in order to answer these sorts of questions.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thought he would find peace in the study of philosophy?
Part 2: What subjects might you try to study if you were attempting to get past a horrible event in your lifetime? Why?
Part 3: Do you think Elisha could have gotten away from his ghosts had he simply studied at Sorbonne? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Pride seems to be a large part of the decisions which are being made in this story. People do things because they think they should, not because they want to do them necessarily.
Part 1: Why do you think the movements believe that they have to act a certain way?
Part 2: What do you think might happen if a side did back down? How would this be a bad thing for them?
Part 3: Do you think pride is a major cause of world struggles? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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