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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did the person who Elie found in a pile of bodies do as Elie fell asleep?
(a) Told stories.
(b) Played his violin.
(c) Sang Jewish folk songs.
(d) Prayed aloud.
2. What did Elie pray for regarding the actions of Rabbi Elichou's son upon remembering his actions?
(a) Elie prayed for medical skills so he could help others.
(b) Elie prayed that the son's actions would not cause the rabbi's death.
(c) Elie prayed to be spiritual.
(d) Elie did not want to be like him.
3. What did Wiesel and his father decide to do after hearing that the Russians may be approaching the camp in Chapter 5?
(a) They chose to hide in an air raid shelter.
(b) They chose to remain in the hospital.
(c) They chose to evacuate.
(d) Elie chose to join the Russian army.
4. What was Wiesel's reaction to the event he witnessed later in life that reminded him of the workman throwing bread to the prisoners?
(a) He tried to keep the children from hurting each other.
(b) He stared, shocked and horrified, without saying a word.
(c) He offered to give money.
(d) He begged a participant not to do this any more.
5. How did "selection" work?
(a) The prisoners had to pass tests that demonstrate that they were healthy and strong.
(b) The authorities selected a certain group of numbers to be released.
(c) The authorities did not share the process of selecting new prisoners for the camp.
(d) The authorities randomly selected the numbers of prisoners for new jobs.
6. What does the author show about pain and suffering, particularly in Chapter 8?
(a) Pain and suffering are better than death because at least you are still living.
(b) They will always exist.
(c) Pain and suffering help to build character.
(d) Pain and suffering can be worse than death.
7. As the prisoners took refuge in a deserted village after the evacuation, where did Elie find himself?
(a) Lying next to a dead SS officer.
(b) Crushed in a pile of dying prisoners.
(c) Lying under a collapsed wall.
(d) Buried in a snowpile.
8. What realization did Elie come to when he remembered the action performed by Rabbi Elichou's son?
(a) The rabbi's son was a caring, spiritual person.
(b) He had no control of his own actions.
(c) His medical training was crucial in this situation.
(d) The rabbi's son thought he had a better chance of survival if he was separated from his father.
9. After the war, what did Elie learn about the Russians coming to the camp in Chapter 5?
(a) The Russians liberated those in the hospital two days after the evacuation.
(b) The Russians never entered the camp.
(c) The camp authorities massacred everyone who remained in camp.
(d) Anyone who remained in camp was taken prisoner by the Russians.
10. How many corpses were thrown from the wagon in Chapter 7?
11. At the beginning of Chapter 7, in the early dawn light how much of a difference was there between the living and the dead?
(a) The dead were beginning to smell.
(b) No difference.
(c) Barely a difference.
(d) The dead were gray, and the living were white.
12. In Chapter 5, what happened to Wiesel's leg?
(a) It was broken during a fight.
(b) It was severely injured at work.
(c) It became swollen.
(d) It was amputated.
13. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what was Wiesel's father's frame of mind?
(a) He was extremely angry.
(b) He was desperate for Elie to survive.
(c) He was insane.
(d) He was giving up on life.
14. What did Wisel wonder about on the morning of January 29, 1945?
(a) Where he would go now that he was free.
(b) What took the Americans so long to liberate the camp.
(c) If his father was still alive when he was taken to the crematory.
(d) Where they were being evacuated to.
15. What filled the prisoners' brains at the beginning of Chapter 7?
(a) Lots of regrets.
(d) Whirlwind of memories.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the weather like at the beginning of Chapter 6?
2. What happened to Zalman in Chapter 6 when he collapsed with a stomachache?
3. How dark or light was the night at the beginning of Chapter 6?
4. When the prisoners found out that they could have soup, what was their reaction in Chapter 8?
5. In Chapter 5, how did the Rosh Hashanah service end?
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