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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 is NOT one of the torture methods used on Gideon during a time when he was arrested?
2. Ilana is saved from being killed by a member of the opposition by a situation with ____________.
3. What does Elisha do as John Dawson begins to talk some more?
4. Who does Elisha see filing into the room, making the room feel very crowded?
5. Gideon is finally freed from his torture and imprisonment due to ______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does John Dawson appear to pity Elisha instead of being mad at him?
2. Why does the room feel crowded to Elisha as the clock ticks past midnight in the chapter?
3. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in the room?
4. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?
5. What does Elisha ask John Dawson about when he sees how slender his fingers and hands are?
6. What is the first question John Dawson asks after Elisha and John stare at each other for a while?
7. What did Joab do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
8. What does Gideon reveal to Elisha about John Dawson, which surprises Elisha?
9. What does John refuse to do when Elisha is preparing to kill him?
10. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
The presence of the Old Man is mysterious, though he controls all that happens in the story, it seems at times.
Part 1: Who do you think the Old Man is and just how powerful is he really in relation to the Movement?
Part 2: Why do you think the followers believe in what the Old Man says?
Part 3: Why do you think the followers go along with the ideas of the Old Man, even though they disagree?
Essay Topic 3
Even in the face of pain and suffering, people in the Movement do not die - at least among the group of five.
Part 1: How do you think the five feel about their brushes with death?
Part 2: What do you think the Movement thinks about all of these brushes with death?
Part 3: Do you think these five have just been lucky or has divine intervention played a part?
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