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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. Gideon is finally freed from his torture and imprisonment due to ______________.
2. What does John Dawson want to do as he is waiting for his execution?
3. Gideon doesn't say a thing during his torture because he feels as if God is ____________ him.
4. Who offers to break the news of his impending death to John Dawson?
5. Dawson asks for Elisha's age and then tells him that is is ____________ for him.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the room feel crowded to Elisha as the clock ticks past midnight in the chapter?
2. What did Elisha do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
3. Who are the people who are sitting around the table at the start of this chapter?
4. What did Joab do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
5. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
6. Who are some of the dead people that Elisha begins to see in the room around him?
7. What does Gideon reveal to Elisha about John Dawson, which surprises Elisha?
8. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
9. What is the question that Elisha asks of every ghost in the room with him, though he has a hard time getting an answer?
10. What did Gideon do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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