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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. The German officer who threatens to shoot the occupants of the cattle car compares them to what animal?

2. Where is Sighet?

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

4. How does Elie's father respond to his son's wish?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is the only victim of the air raid in chapter 5?

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. What happens to the prisoners when they first go into the barracks at Birkenau?

6. When the author states that a guard calls the prisoners swine, to what is he comparing the prisoners?

7. 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?

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

9. What do the German officer and the Hungarian interpreter tell the Jews on the train to the concentration camp in chapter 2?

10. According to Elie, how can complacency be viewed?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What information or background should someone have before trying to read Night, so that he/she will understand it better? Explain how each item will help this person more fully grasp the themes in Night.

Essay Topic 2

How does Elie's relationship with his father change throughout Night?

Essay Topic 3

List the main events of Night. Could the order of the main events be changed, or could any main events be left out? Why or why not?

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