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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 order to give themselves hope, what did Wiesel and his father pretend after spending several weeks in Auschwitz in Chapter 3?

2. In the spring of 1944, what did Elie wish his father would do?

3. What was another requirement the Jews must adhere to, regarding their clothing?

4. How were the Jews supposed to get to the next prison block at Auschwitz?

5. In Chapter 2, what was the first thing the Jews swa as the train stopped before they got off?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Buna look like when Wiesel arrived in Chapter 4?

2. What happened at the barrack where Wiesel and his father were taken in Chapter 3?

3. What did Weisel want to do in the spring of 1944?

4. What did the prisoners feel when they learned about the crematorium in Chapter 3?

5. How did Franck get Wiesel to part with his gold tooth?

6. How did the Jews on the train in Chapter 2 feel when they heard what the men who went to get water reported?

7. In Chapter 3, what did an SS officer tell the prisoners about Auschwitz?

8. Who was the head of the camp in Chapter 4 and how did he act?

9. How were the people of Sighet lulled into a false sense of security by the German troops who entered Sighet in the spring of 1944?

10. What did the tent leader's aide want from Wiesel and what would he give in return in Chapter 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Night is the story of events that took place during the Holocaust. How does the setting and the narrative create the mood in the book? How did the topic of the book set the mood? What is the overall mood of the book?

Essay Topic 2

In Chapter 4, Wiesel's writing style changes. In what way does his writing style change? In what way is the writing more matter-of-fact and less complex? How does this change in writing style mirror the changes Wiesel was undergoing physically? How does this provide a realistic picture of how Wiesel and the others were fighting to survive?

Essay Topic 3

The title of the book is significant. What does night often represent to people? Do bad things occur more frequently in the daytime or at night? What does the title of the book symbolize?

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