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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 did the name Auschwitz mean to the occupants of the cattle car in Chapter 2?
2. In Chapter 3, how did Wiesel feel that he should have handled the results of his father asking about the washroom?
3. After the war when Wiesel met the woman who pretended to be Aryan rather than a Jew at the concentration camp, what did she tell him?
4. After the Germans arrested the Jewish leaders during Passover, what were the Jews required to do?
5. In Chapter 4, what was Wiesel's job in the camp?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to men who appeared to be strong when the Wiesel and his father were assigned to a barracks in Chapter 3?
2. What did Weisel want to do in the spring of 1944?
3. What type of work was Wiesel given to do in Chapter 4?
4. How did Moshe's experiences during the deportation change him?
5. How did the Jews on the train in Chapter 2 feel when they heard what the men who went to get water reported?
6. What were the conditions like on the train at the beginning of Chapter 2?
7. In Chapter 4, why was the dentist office shut down?
8. How did a young woman pass as Aryan in Chapter 4?
9. At the beginning of Chapter 3, what did the Jews leave behind in the wagons?
10. What did the prisoners feel when they learned about the crematorium in Chapter 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As a teen, Wiesel wanted to study the Jewish Kaballah. What was the Kaballah? What was going on in Wiesel's life? Why did that cause him to turn to Jewish mysticism? How did the study of the Kaballah help him resolve some of the questions he struggled with at that time in his life?
Essay Topic 2
Although the book is filled with horrifying experiences, there are some instances of mercy. Describe three of these situations and how they affected the individuals involved.
Essay Topic 3
Father/son relationships were tested in the concentration camps. What are some examples of father/son relationships that broke down in the concentration camps? How was Wiesel's relationship with his father tested? In what ways did Wiesel succeed at the temptations caused by the tests he endured? In what ways did he fail the tests he endured?
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