Dawn Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer 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. Who is the German resistance fighter that Elisha met in Buchenwald?

3. Gideon thinks he is only alive because he did not admit _____________.

4. What does John Dawson want to do as he is waiting for his execution?

5. Who is no longer yawning when Elisha goes upstairs after the execution?

Essay Topics

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

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 3

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?

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