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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 could Wiesel do when rumors started that the Russians were approaching the camp in Chapter 5?
2. In Chapter 6, why were the prisoners running as they were evacuated?
3. Where was Zalman from?
4. What is one way that Wiesel addressed God at the beginning of Chapter 5?
5. In Chapter 7, when Wiesel woke up as he was transported with the other prisoners to the concentration camp, what was happening to him?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the prisoners celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Chapter 5?
2. Who was Akiba Drumer and what happened to him in Chapter 5?
3. How did Wiesel feel about Rosh Hashanah in the past?
4. Who was Meir Katz and what happened to him?
5. What was the general attitude of the prisoners at the beginning of Chapter 7?
6. In Chapter 5, how did veterans of Buna describe the camp as it was two years ago?
7. At the end of Chapter 6, how did the prisoners quench their thirst?
8. In Chapter 5, what was it like when winter came?
9. Why could Rabbi Eliahu not find his son?
10. How did Zalman die in Chapter 6?
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
Wiesel and his father had a symbiotic relationship. What is a symbiotic relationship? In what way did the two of them provide support and nurture for one another? How did their symbiotic relationship benefit them as they suffered in the concentration camp? How did the relationship keep the two alive?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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