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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. What was Madame Schachter's frame of mind as she screamed on the cattle car in Chapter 2?
2. What was Moishe the Beadle's economic status?
3. Who is the first person to be introduced in the book, Night?
4. In Chapter 2, how does Wiesel describe his train trip leaving Sighet?
5. Why did Wiesel lie to the man who was looking for his family in Chapter 3?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Madame Schachter scream about shortly after the train stopped and how did that relate to what the prisoners saw when they got off the train cars?
2. What did the German officer and the Hungarian interpreter tell the Jews on the train to the concentration camp in Chapter 2?
3. How did Moshe escape being killed when he was deported?
4. What happened when the Jews walked toward the station at the end of Chapter 1?
5. What happened to Moshe and his companions who were deported?
6. Who was the head of the camp in Chapter 4 and how did he act?
7. In Chapter 4, how did Wiesel describe the tent leader?
8. What did the tent leader's aide want from Wiesel and what would he give in return in Chapter 4?
9. How did Moshe's experiences during the deportation change him?
10. In Chapter 3, what did an SS officer tell the prisoners about Auschwitz?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the book, Wiesel viewed his image in a mirror for the first time since his imprisonment. How does he describe himself? Why will he never forget the look in his eyes? Why is it significant that Wiesel refers to himself as a corpse? What does that symbolize to him?
Essay Topic 2
The Germans used fire to get rid of prisoners. Why did the Germans see fire as a cleansing substance? How was fire used to destroy babies? Where was the place fire was used most frequently to kill prisoners? In what way does fire symbolize the anger of the Germans?
Essay Topic 3
The mood of the book does not change when the prisoners are liberated. How do the prisoners respond when they are freed? Does their emotional state change when they know they are free? Why are they still suffering, even though they are no longer prisoners? Why do the prisoners not show joy and elation at being rescued?
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