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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. Where do the flames appear to be coming from that the Jews see as they exit the train at Birkenau?

2. In chapter 2, at one of the train stops, what are the occupants allowed to have?

3. How are the Jews supposed to get to the next prison block at Auschwitz?

4. Who is in charge of Elie, his father and the other prisoners in this prison block?

5. How do the others in the cattle car perceive Madame Schachter?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Compare Moshe the Beadle (from chapter one) and Madame Schachter.

3. Explain what happens to Elie and his father at the selection process in chapter 6.

4. One of Charles Darwin's evolutionary principles is survival of the fittest. How does this concept apply to life in the concentration camp?

5. How does life deteriorate for the Jews after the Hungarian police arrest the Jewish community leaders during Passover?

6. 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?

7. What are the prisoners required to do when the camp is evacuated?

8. Why do the Jews conserve their food on the train to the concentration camp in chapter 2?

9. Describe Elie's thoughts as he experiences life in the concentration camp.

10. As they are transported to another concentration camp, how does Elie's attitude almost cause his father to die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Although the book is filled with horrifying experiences, there are some instances of mercy. Describe three of these situations and what their purpose in the story is.

Essay Topic 2

In Night, the author describes laws which the Jews were required to follow. List four of these laws. How did these laws set the tone for deportation to and the Jews' subsequent treatment in the concentration camps?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the following statement: Human nature wants to see beauty, not necessarily truth.

1) Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

2) Give examples from the story that prove or disprove this statement.

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