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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The German officer who threatens to shoot the occupants of the cattle car compares them to what animal?
2. Who is in charge of Elie, his father and the other prisoners in this prison block?
(a) An SS officer.
(b) Elie's father.
(c) A Polish prisoner.
(d) A German prisoner.
3. According to the German officer in chapter 2, what happens to any Jews who keep their valuables?
(a) They are separated from their relatives.
(b) They are immediately sent to the furnace.
(c) They are shot.
(d) They are permitted to keep half their valuables.
4. How do others perceive Moshe after his deportation experience?
(a) They consider him to be a gifted storyteller.
(b) They see him as a prophet.
(c) They question his sanity.
(d) People regard him as a great philosopher.
5. What does Moshe the Beadle focus on after his deportation?
(a) He is engrossed in getting others to listen to his stories.
(b) He devotes himself to helping other foreign Jews escape.
(c) He plans an uprising against the Hungarian police.
(d) He immerses himself in prayer.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do the others in the cattle car perceive Madame Schachter?
2. How does Elie describe his train trip leaving Sighet?
3. What is another requirement the Jews must adhere to, regarding their clothing?
4. What are the conditions for the Jews on the train?
5. What finally convinces Elie to give in to the foreman's demand?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Moshe, what is the truth about what happened on the train trip on which he and other foreign Jews are deported?
2. How does Elie keep his father from being taken from the wagon in which they are being transported to the concentration camp?
3. How does the death of the young boy whose execution Elie witnesses affect the prisoners?
4. Describe Madame Schachter.
5. How does life deteriorate for the Jews after the Hungarian police arrest the Jewish community leaders during Passover?
6. Elie's horrifying experiences in the concentration camp continue to shake which of his core beliefs?
7. To what does Elie compare rumors that bring hope to the prisoners?
8. As they are transported to another concentration camp, how does Elie's attitude almost cause his father to die?
9. When the author states that a guard calls the prisoners swine, to what is he comparing the prisoners?
10. Compare Moshe the Beadle (from chapter one) and Madame Schachter.
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