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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 doesn't say a thing during his torture because he feels as if God is ____________ him.
2. What was the profession of the German resistance fighter from #163 that Elisha met?
3. Those in the Movement have a _________, and if they deny this, then they cede victory to their enemy.
4. John refuses to be ______________ when he is executed.
5. The boy tells Elisha, "You are the ________ of all that we have been," as Elisha begs for answers.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the beggar do to Elisha when Elisha begs for answers about the meaning of his words?
2. What is ironic about the room in which John is being held as a prisoner?
3. What did Ilana do to narrowly escape her own death, according to her recollection?
4. Why does the room feel crowded to Elisha as the clock ticks past midnight in the chapter?
5. What does Gideon reveal to Elisha about John Dawson, which surprises Elisha?
6. What does John refuse to do when Elisha is preparing to kill him?
7. What is strange about the boy that Elisha sees among the dead people who begin to surround him in the room?
8. How are things different when Elisha returns upstairs after the killing of John Dawson?
9. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?
10. Why does John Dawson appear to pity Elisha instead of being mad at him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
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?
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