Night Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter 2, what is the first thing the Jews see as the train stops before they get off?

2. Why does Elie lie to the man who is looking for his family?

3. What does Moshe the Beadle focus on after his deportation?

4. Where does Elie's group stay after being forced out of the ghetto?

5. What does Elie find when he returns from work, still possessing his father's knife and spoon?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the death of the young boy whose execution Elie witnesses affect the prisoners?

2. Do the occupants being deported from Sighet on the train choose to believe the report from the two men who get water--why or why not?

3. What could happen to Elie if he falls asleep in the snow?

4. Describe the executions Elie witnesses in Birkenau.

5. Elie's horrifying experiences in the concentration camp continue to shake which of his core beliefs?

6. How do the people of Sighet get the information about the Moshe and the other foreign Jews who were deported?

7. What are Elie's feelings about his father's death?

8. Aside from the surgery on his leg possibly causing his death, what other reason does Elie have to be concerned about the results?

9. Elie's father dismisses the yellow star and the meaning of it by stating that no one ever died from it. Does Elie agree with his father's statement? Do you agree with his father's statement?

10. Describe the routine in the camp, Birkenau.

Essay Topics

Night is a novel that presents the atrocities and inhumanity of life in a concentration camp during World War II from a very personal perspective. These experiences can affect readers in very different manners. Answer all parts.

1) What issue in Night caused you to think the most? Why?

2) Which part of Night caused you to have the strongest feelings? Why?

3) How has Night changed or supported your thinking?

4) What would you like to remember about the story? Why?

The occupants of the concentration camps lost so much during their confinement. Give an example of something that could be taken for granted which is lost by the occupants while they are confined to the concentration camp. Discuss what it means to lose something that is usually taken for granted.

Name the characters other than the main character who are important to the story. Why is each character important? What do they represent in the story?

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