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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 Elie find in the morning at the deserted village?
2. What realization did Elie come to when he remembered the action performed by Rabbi Elichou's son?
3. In particular, what part of the occurrence that Wiesel witnessed later in life reminiscent of the workman throwing bread to the prisoners caused his reaction?
4. What did the SS officers call the prisoners at the beginning of Chapter 6?
5. Why did Wiesel's father make the request he did at the concentration camp in Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would Wiesel's father not let him sleep in Chapter 6 while they sheltered in an old factory?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 6, what did Wiesel tell himself?
3. In Chapter 6, how far did the prisoners run and what condition were they in when they finished?
4. What advice did the Blockalteste give Wiesel regarding his father in Chapter 8?
5. Who was Akiba Drumer and what happened to him in Chapter 5?
6. Where did the prisoners take shelter in Chapter 6?
7. What was selection?
8. In Chapter 5, what was it like when winter came?
9. How did Wiesel feel when he heard blessings to God by the prisoners at the beginning of Chapter 5?
10. Why did Wiesel have to go to the infirmary in Chapter 5?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Germans used fire to get rid of prisoners. Why did the Germans see fire as a cleansing substance? How was fire used to destroy babies? Where was the place fire was used most frequently to kill prisoners? In what way does fire symbolize the anger of the Germans?
Essay Topic 2
The title of the book is significant. What does night often represent to people? Do bad things occur more frequently in the daytime or at night? What does the title of the book symbolize?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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