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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 are the conditions for the Jews on the train?

2. Where is Sighet?

3. Where does Moshe the Beadle work?

4. What is the lie that Elie tells to the man looking for Wiesel of Sighat?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the content of chapter 7 help explain the title of the book?

3. Why are the prisoners happy when the camp is bombed in chapter 5?

4. At the beginning of chapter 3, what does the advice of the fellow prisoner provide for Elie and his father?

5. How does Elie's react to the two executions he witnesses in Birkenau in chapter 5?

6. Several months after Moshe the Beadle and the other foreign Jews were deported, what do the people of Sighet believe about the lives of the deportees?

7. Why were tears of joy shed by some prisoners inside the barracks?

8. How does the death of the young boy whose execution Elie witnesses affect the prisoners?

9. How does Elie describe the feeling that death is surrounding him?

10. What incident does Elie witness after the workman throws the bread to the prisoners?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

The occupants of the concentration camps lost so much during their confinement. Give an example of something that could be taken for granted which is lost by the occupants while they are confined to the concentration camp. Discuss what it means to lose something that is usually taken for granted.

Essay Topic 3

In Night, we learn a great deal about Elie. Answer all parts.

1) List four adjectives that describe Elie's personality. Include an example from the story for each adjective.

2) What is a value or belief that Elie has?

3) How does he act on this value or belief?

4) How does Elie change as the book progresses?

5) What causes Elie to change?

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