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. In chapter 2, what is the first thing the Jews see as the train stops before they get off?
2. Why does Elie lie to the man who is looking for his family?
3. What does Moshe the Beadle focus on after his deportation?
4. Where does Elie's group stay after being forced out of the ghetto?
5. What does Elie find when he returns from work, still possessing his father's knife and spoon?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the death of the young boy whose execution Elie witnesses affect the prisoners?
2. 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?
3. What could happen to Elie if he falls asleep in the snow?
4. Describe the executions Elie witnesses in Birkenau.
5. Elie's horrifying experiences in the concentration camp continue to shake which of his core beliefs?
6. How do the people of Sighet get the information about the Moshe and the other foreign Jews who were deported?
7. What are Elie's feelings about his father's death?
8. Aside from the surgery on his leg possibly causing his death, what other reason does Elie have to be concerned about the results?
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. Describe the routine in the camp, Birkenau.
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.
Answer all parts.
1) Why did the author choose Night for the title of the book? Give examples from the book that explain the title.
2) Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?
3) If you could give the book a different title, what would it be? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer all parts.
1) What was Elie Wiesel's purpose in writing Night?
2) What message is the author trying to send?
3) What does the author want the reader to remember about the story?
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