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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. In Chapter 5, what happened to Wiesel's leg?
2. At the beginning of Chapter 6, how were the prisoners moving?
3. What did Wiesel need to do because of his leg in Chapter 5?
4. Why were there 100 passengers crowded together as they traveled in Chapter 6?
5. In Chapter 5, how many crematoria work day and night?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who was Akiba Drumer and what happened to him in Chapter 5?
2. Why could Rabbi Eliahu not find his son?
3. How did the prisoners celebrate Rosh Hashanah in Chapter 5?
4. What was Yom Kippur and what debate was there over the day in Chapter 5?
5. In Chapter 6, what happened to Juliek?
6. How did Zalman die in Chapter 6?
7. In Chapter 5, what was it like when winter came?
8. What argument did Wiesel have with his father at the beginning of Chapter 8?
9. How did Wiesel feel about Rosh Hashanah in the past?
10. What was selection?
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
When the German Army advanced toward Sighet, the people were not very concerned. What two warnings did they receive about the Germans? Why were the townspeople complacent about the arrival of the army? Did events ever cause them to lose their complacency? If so, how or why?
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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