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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. Where did a veteran of Buchenwald tell Wiesel that they would be sent at the beginning of Chapter 8?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 7, in the early dawn light how much of a difference was there between the living and the dead?
3. What did Wiesel need to do because of his leg in Chapter 5?
4. What were Wiesel's feelings about selection in Chapter 5?
5. What did Wiesel's father ask Wiesel to do for him when they were in 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. How did Wiesel feel about Rosh Hashanah in the past?
3. What was the general attitude of the prisoners at the beginning of Chapter 7?
4. Why did Wiesel have to go to the infirmary in Chapter 5?
5. In Chapter 6, how far did the prisoners run and what condition were they in when they finished?
6. In Chapter 5, how did veterans of Buna describe the camp as it was two years ago?
7. Where did the prisoners take shelter in Chapter 6?
8. How did the prisoners celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Chapter 5?
9. Why could Rabbi Eliahu not find his son?
10. In Chapter 6, what happened to Juliek?
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
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
Prior to deportation, laws were put into place to control the Jews. What were the first laws that were enacted? How did these laws limit personal freedoms for the Jews? How did these laws condition the Jews to accept deportation? How did the laws accustom the Jews to obedience? Did the Jews tendency to follow the rules manifest itself in how they reacted when they were tortured in the concentration camps?
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