Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Madame Schachter do after the confrontation with the men on the train?
2. How does Elie feel that he should have handled the results of his father asking about the washroom?
3. How does Moshe tell Elie he escapes the Gestapo in 1944?
4. How does Elie's father respond to the order that Jews are not allowed to keep valuables in the house?
5. What is Elie's reaction to the foreman's demand?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do the Jews conserve their food on the train to the concentration camp in chapter 2?
2. Who is the only victim of the air raid in chapter 5?
3. According to Elie, how can complacency be viewed?
4. What happens to the prisoners when they first go into the barracks at Birkenau?
5. How does Elie keep his father from being taken from the wagon in which they are being transported to the concentration camp?
6. Describe the executions Elie witnesses in Birkenau.
7. How do the people of Sighet get the information about the Moshe and the other foreign Jews who were deported?
8. Describe the routine in the camp, Birkenau.
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. How does life deteriorate for the Jews after the Hungarian police arrest the Jewish community leaders during Passover?
Elie is the author and also the main character in Night. How would the story change if it was told from a different point of view? Choose another point of view from another character or an outside narrator. What would the reader learn from this narrator that is different from Elie as the narrator? Why?
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?
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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