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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. Who beats Elisha to bringing the food down to John Dawson?
2. What are the positions of the people in the group of men that Gad has to select from?
3. What is the first question that Dawson asks Elisha after they stare at each other?
4. Who is NOT one of the people that Elisha sees filing into the room as the night goes on?
5. Elisha believes he lost the answer to #146 on his way to _______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?
2. What does John Dawson request from Elisha after he begins to pace around the room?
3. What did Ilana do to narrowly escape her own death, according to her recollection?
4. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in the room?
5. Who are some of the dead people that Elisha begins to see in the room around him?
6. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
7. What did Elisha do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
8. What does Elisha begin to understand about the idea of killing others as he talks with the younger version of himself?
9. What did Gideon do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
10. Why does the room feel crowded to Elisha as the clock ticks past midnight in the chapter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ilana and Gideon look upon Dawson with kindness and with compassion, which seems odd as they are agreeing to kill him.
Part 1: Why do you think Gideon and Ilana seem to harbor no ill will toward Dawson in the story?
Part 2: How would you react if you were in the same room as a person who was going to die?
Part 3: Why do you think the group has not told Dawson he is going to die until he does?
Essay Topic 2
In many stories, the ending includes the redemption of those who are right and the slaughter of those who are wrong.
Part 1: Why do you think the author still had Dawson die within this story?
Part 2: How might the story have been different had Dawson been left alive?
Part 3: Do you think this is a realistic story to tell? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Elisha is a survivor of a Nazi work camp, and yet he becomes a killer for a group of people with strong beliefs - much like the Nazis preached.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha didn't just walk away from the ideas of Gad?
Part 2: Why can't Elisha see that what he is doing is just as wrong as what the Nazis did to him and to others?
Part 3: Why do you think Elisha may have been more vulnerable to the words of Gad?
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