Masada: Jewish Rock of Defiance
____ 1. “Retribution” means
A. a donation
____ 2. Why was there “perfect silence” when the Romans surged over the walls?
A. All the Jewish Zealots were dead
B. The Jews were hiding in order to ambush the Romans
C. The Romans were trying to surprise the Jews
D. They believed that God had stepped in and stopped the fighting
____ 3. In this article “Herod” is a
____ 4. The main idea of the third to the last paragraph (p. 259, At a strategic point...) is that
A. The Romans attacked from a different direction than historians had previously believed
B. Ben Ya'ir led the attack on the Romans
C. Evidence has been found that the Jews drew
lots to see who would kill the last ten men
5. In the space below, list at least six events (at least one from each page in the article) and place them in order on a time-line.
____ 6. The “Zealots” is another name for
A. The Romans
C. The Jews
10. Using information from this article and other information you have learned in this unit, explain what ethics meant to people in ancient times, and what it means to people, including you, today.
Write your answer to #10 in one or more paragraphs on the lined paper provided.