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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 takes Elisha's arm and tells him to talk to the boy who looks like the Elisha of before?
2. What is John Dawson staring at when Elisha enters his room to meet him?
3. What does Elisha do as John Dawson begins to talk some more?
4. What does the assistant barracks leader try to do to Elisha when he discovers what he has done?
5. Elisha wants to impose the image of ____________ torturer on John Dawson, but he cannot.
Short Essay Questions
1. What do each of the people around the table slowly talk about as they are sitting together?
2. What did Gad do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
3. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?
4. Who are some of the dead people that Elisha begins to see in the room around him?
5. What did Elisha do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
6. What happened to Stefan at the concentration camp where Elisha was held as well?
7. What does the Berlin Chief of the Gestapo do to Stefan in order to try to get information from him?
8. What does Elisha tell John Dawson about the meaning of his name after John comments on it?
9. What does Gideon reveal to Elisha about John Dawson, which surprises Elisha?
10. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in 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
Elisha seems to be a simple character, someone who is going to kill someone else, even though it's not clear at first why he needs to do this.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha thinks it's okay for the prisoner to die?
Part 2: Why do you think Elisa believes killing in general is okay?
Part 3: Why didn't Elisha just refuse to kill the prisoner when he was told to do so?
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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