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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the name Auschwitz mean to the occupants of the cattle car?
(b) A person's name.
(d) A vacation.
2. How does Moshe's experience change him?
(a) He tries to commit suicide.
(b) He attempts to leave his beloved hometown and country.
(c) He loses interest in the things he loves.
(d) He becomes optimistic about the situation.
3. What do the SS officers do to the prisoners the day after arriving at Auschwitz?
(a) They withhold their food and water.
(b) They force them to march on a five mile hike.
(c) The SS officers make them watch the chimney.
(d) They brand them with numbers.
4. Where does Moshe the Beadle work?
(a) He does not have a job.
(b) He teaches religion at a high school.
(c) He works at a Hasidic synagogue.
(d) He works with Elie's father.
5. In chapter 3, what do the prisoners discuss after a few weeks in the camp?
(a) They try to figure out who among them will go to the crematory.
(b) They discuss their jobs in the camp.
(c) They try to determine a reason for their suffering.
(d) They formulate a plan for escape.
6. How does Elie describe his train trip leaving Sighet?
7. In order to give themselves hope, what do Elie and his father pretend after spending several weeks in Auschwitz?
(a) They pretend that this experience is just a bad dream and that they will both wake up soon.
(b) They pretend that they are on a secret mission.
(c) They pretend that Elie's mother and sister survive.
(d) They pretend that they are not frightened.
8. What is the initial reaction of the men in the train car to Madame Schachter's screams?
(a) They try to comfort her.
(b) They ignore her.
(c) They threaten to throw her from the train.
(d) They peek through the bars but see nothing.
9. What does Moshe the Beadle focus on after his deportation?
(a) He devotes himself to helping other foreign Jews escape.
(b) He immerses himself in prayer.
(c) He plans an uprising against the Hungarian police.
(d) He is engrossed in getting others to listen to his stories.
10. After Elie witnesses his first execution of this type, which victim's execution affects him more?
(a) The young boy's.
(b) The elderly man's.
(c) The young man's.
(d) The dentist's.
11. What is Auschwitz?
(a) The reception center for Dachau
(b) The name of the "station" where the train stops
(c) The name of the Hungarian interpreter
(d) The name of the train they are on
12. What does Madame Schachter do after the confrontation with the men on the train?
(a) She becomes extremely violent.
(b) She finally calms down.
(c) She continues to be hysterical.
(d) She becomes eerily quiet.
13. In chapter 4, what type of execution does Elie see for the first time?
(b) Firing squad.
(d) Prisoners forced into the chimney.
14. How does Moshe tell Elie he escapes the Gestapo in 1944?
(a) He is shot in the leg and left for dead.
(b) He disguises himself as a Gestapo agent.
(c) He agrees to kill the Jews who were on his truck.
(d) He steals a truck.
15. How do others perceive Moshe after his deportation experience?
(a) They consider him to be a gifted storyteller.
(b) People regard him as a great philosopher.
(c) They see him as a prophet.
(d) They question his sanity.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is A-7713?
2. What is Madame Schachter's frame of mind as she screams on the cattle car?
3. What finally convinces Elie to give in to the foreman's demand?
4. How do the people of Sighet regard Elie's father?
5. Where do the flames appear to be coming from that the Jews see as they exit the train at Birkenau?
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