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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What happened when Wiesel wanted to sleep in the snow?
(a) He got frostbite.
(b) An SS officer threatened to shoot him.
(c) His father kept him awake.
(d) His father covered him with a tattered blanket.
2. What was the condition of the prisoners who took shelter in the deserted village as they traveled to the concentration camp?
3. What were Wiesel's feelings about selection in Chapter 5?
(a) He did not want to begin a new job.
(b) He refused to take part.
(c) He knew he was strong and healthy, so he was not concerned.
(d) He was worried.
4. What could Wiesel do when rumors started that the Russians were approaching the camp in Chapter 5?
(a) He could stay behind in the hospital with his father or he could evacuate with the rest of the prisoners.
(b) He could hide in an air raid shelter until the Russians left the camp.
(c) He could set out on his own and risk being shot.
(d) He could join the Russian army.
5. Where was Zalman from?
6. What was Wiesel's feeling about the scene after the workman throws the bread in Chapter 7?
7. What was the reaction of the person Wiesel spoke to at the event that reminds him of the workman throwing bread to the prisoners?
(a) The person thought it was an act of charity.
(b) The person completely ignored Elie.
(c) The person told Elie to mind his own business.
(d) The person tried to stab Elie.
8. What happened to prisoners who were selected?
(a) The new prisoners had to take care of the chimney.
(b) They were sent to the crematory.
(c) The prisoners were required to begin their new jobs immediately.
(d) Those selected were released from camp, then shot.
9. What was the workman's reaction as he watched the prisoners after he gave them the bread in Chapter 7?
10. What is the importance of the knife and spoon given to Wiesel by his father in Chapter 5?
(a) It was a secret code between Elie and his father.
(b) It meant Elie's father now worked in the kitchen.
(c) It meant there would be a prayer meeting that night behind the kitchen.
(d) It shows how little they had.
11. After the war, what did Elie learn about the Russians coming to the camp in Chapter 5?
(a) The camp authorities massacred everyone who remained in camp.
(b) The Russians never entered the camp.
(c) The Russians liberated those in the hospital two days after the evacuation.
(d) Anyone who remained in camp was taken prisoner by the Russians.
12. Why did Wiesel not fast on Yom Kippur in Chapter 5?
(a) He was rebelling against God.
(b) He was too hungry.
(c) He joined the other prisoners in their refusal to fast.
(d) The doctor said he would starve to death if he fasted.
13. What does the author show about pain and suffering, particularly in Chapter 8?
(a) They will always exist.
(b) Pain and suffering are better than death because at least you are still living.
(c) Pain and suffering can be worse than death.
(d) Pain and suffering help to build character.
14. How many steps forward was every prisoner instructed to take at the beginning of Chapter 8?
15. In Chapter 5, how many crematoria work day and night?
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Wiesel do as other Jews praise God on Rosh Hashanah?
2. What did the person who Elie found in a pile of bodies do as Elie fell asleep?
3. What did Wisel wonder about on the morning of January 29, 1945?
4. What feeling did Elie have toward Rabbi Elichou's son?
5. After Rabbi Elichou asked Wiesel about his son in Chapter 6, what did Wiesel remember?
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