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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 is the German resistance fighter that Elisha met in Buchenwald?
2. What does John Dawson think of Elisha's name and how it sounds?
3. What does Elisha do as John Dawson begins to talk some more?
4. At midnight, the dead leave the graveyard to go to the __________, not to pray, but to eat.
5. Gideon talks about taking something to _______________ to John Dawson.
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Stefan at the concentration camp where Elisha was held as well?
2. What does the beggar do to Elisha when Elisha begs for answers about the meaning of his words?
3. What does Elisha ask John Dawson about when he sees how slender his fingers and hands are?
4. What do each of the people around the table slowly talk about as they are sitting together?
5. Why is Elisha positive that John Dawson will not want anything to eat during his time being captured?
6. What does John Dawson do when Gideon tells him that he is going to die at dawn the next day?
7. How are things different when Elisha returns upstairs after the killing of John Dawson?
8. What did Joab do to narrowly escape his own death, according to his recollection?
9. What does the boy tell Elisha about all of the faces that Elisha sees around him in the room?
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
Facing the man he is to kill is not a simple task for Elisa, nor would many people consider it a simple task.
Part 1: Why do you think Elisha wants to face the man he is told he will kill in the morning?
Part 2: Why do you think Dawson tries to talk with Elisha before he dies?
Part 3: Would you have been able to sit and talk with the man who you were about to kill? Why or why not?
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
Gad is seen as someone who changes Elisha's life, but an outsider might also see his actions as attempting to brainwash the boy.
Part 1: How is Gad like a messenger in Elisha's life? How does he speak to Elisha in a way that reaches him?
Part 2: In what ways is Gad brainwashing the boy? Do you think this is being done on purpose?
Part 3: Do you think Gad is brainwashed by his own ideas? Why or why not?
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