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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. How dark or light was the night at the beginning of Chapter 6?
2. How did Wiesel's father fare in the first round of the selection process in Chapter 5?
3. In Chapter 7, where were the prisoners being transported to?
4. What was the weather like at the beginning of Chapter 6?
5. What did Wiesel and his father decide to do after hearing that the Russians may be approaching the camp in Chapter 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. At the beginning of Chapter 6, what did Wiesel tell himself?
2. What advice did the Blockalteste give Wiesel regarding his father in Chapter 8?
3. What was Yom Kippur and what debate was there over the day in Chapter 5?
4. Who was Akiba Drumer and what happened to him in Chapter 5?
5. How did the prisoners celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Chapter 5?
6. What was selection?
7. Why did Wiesel have to go to the infirmary in Chapter 5?
8. Why would Wiesel's father not let him sleep in Chapter 6 while they sheltered in an old factory?
9. In Chapter 6, how far did the prisoners run and what condition were they in when they finished?
10. In Chapter 5, what was it like when winter came?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There were warnings and predictions by people considered outcasts about the coming suffering for the Jews. Who was the first outcast that warned the people of Sighet of the coming trouble? What visions did Madame Schächte see? How did people respond to the warnings and the prediction? Why were the warnings and predictions ignored? What did Wiesel want his father to do when trouble was coming? What did Wiesel think might have happened if people had listened?
Essay Topic 2
At the beginning of Chapter 3, Wiesel was a fun loving, curious, and kind teenager, who became a survivor. Would Wiesel have been considered a compassionate person before the concentration camp? What events took place that caused Wiesel to lose his love of fun and his kindness? What did Wiesel see as he and his father adjusted to life in the concentration camp? In what ways did Wiesel become dispassionate? How was Wiesel transformed from a carefree teenager to a survivor who stumbled through his new life?
Essay Topic 3
The guards were brutal to their prisoners. How did the brutality affect the prisoners emotionally and mentally? How did the brutality affect the way that the prisoners treated one another? How much did the brutality they suffered affect the prisoners and the way they responded to people and situations?
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