Night—study questions chapter by chapter

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Night—study questions chapter by chapter

  1. 1. NIGHT-Chapter 1 (pp.1-20) <ul><li>Describe Moshe, the Beadle (p.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Why did Eliezer pray? And why did he cry when he prayed? (p.2) </li></ul><ul><li>When Moshe returned, what story did he tell? (p.4) </li></ul><ul><li>Why didn’t people believe him? (pp.4 - 6) </li></ul><ul><li>Cite examples of how the Jewish citizens of Sighet began to lose their rights. (pp.8 - 9) </li></ul><ul><li>What is a ghetto? (p.9) </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the citizens resist the truth, even when it was in front of them? (pp. 6 - 7) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe conditions in the train. (p. 20) </li></ul>
  2. 2. NIGHT-Chapter 2 (pp.21-26) <ul><li>Explain, “our eyes were opened, but too late.” Where was the train at this point? (p. 21) </li></ul><ul><li>What was foreshadowed by Madame Schachter’s nightmare? (pp.22 - 24) </li></ul><ul><li>What did some of the passengers do to quiet Mrs. Schacter? (p. 23) </li></ul><ul><li>Where did the train finally stop? (p. 24) </li></ul>
  3. 3. NIGHT-Chapter 3 ( blue pp.27-43 / black pp.19 - 30) <ul><li>When questioned by the SS, why did Elie lie about his age and job? (blu 28 - 29 / blk 19 - 20) </li></ul><ul><li>What was the first horrifying sight that Elie disbelieved? (blu 30 blk 21 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain what Elie meant by “Never shall I forget these flames which consumed my faith forever.” (blu 32 / blk 22) </li></ul><ul><li>How had Elie changed in a short time? (blu 34 / blk 24 ) </li></ul><ul><li>What was Elie’s first impression of Auschwitz after leaving Birkenau? (blu 38 / blk 26 ) </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of identification was used on the prisoners? (blu 39 / blk 28 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was the prisoner in charge of Elie’s block removed from this position? (blu 41 / blk 29 ) </li></ul>
  4. 4. NIGHT-Chapter 4 ( blue pp.44-62 / black pp.31-43) <ul><li>What was the “compulsory formality” at the entrance to all camps? (blu 45 / blk 31 ) </li></ul><ul><li>What were the objectives of the medical examinations? (blu p.46 / blk p.32) </li></ul><ul><li>Why were the Jewish musicians not allowed to play music by Beethoven? (blu p.32 / blk p.76) </li></ul><ul><li>How did Elie initially avoid losing his gold crown? (blu p.28 / blk p.76) </li></ul><ul><li>What happened when Elie refused to give his crown to Franek? What was the end result? (blu p.52-53 / blk p.36-37) </li></ul><ul><li>During one of the preliminary “ceremonies” for a hanging, what did Juliek whisper to Elie? What does this suggest? (blu p.59 / blk p.41) </li></ul><ul><li>During one hanging, Elie and other prisoners cried. What made this hanging different from others? (blu p.61-62 / blk p.42) </li></ul>
  5. 5. NIGHT-Chapter 5 ( blue pp.63-80 / black pp.44-56) <ul><li>Why didn’t Elie fast on Yom Kippur? (blu p.65-66 / blk p.46) </li></ul><ul><li>What advice was Elie given to pass the selection test? (blu p.67 / blk p.47) </li></ul><ul><li>How did Elie’s father respond when he learned his name had been written down? (blu p.71 / blk p.49-50) </li></ul><ul><li>What did Akiba Drumer ask the others to do for him? Did they do it? (blu p.73 / blk p.51) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Elie placed in the hospital? (blu p.74 / blk p.52) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was the camp to be evacuated? What did Elie learn of the fate of those who stayed behind in the hospital? (blu p.76-77 / blk p.53-54) </li></ul>
  6. 6. NIGHT-Chapter 6 ( blue pp.81-92 / black pp.57-65) <ul><li>What happened to anyone who could not keep up with the march? (blu p.81 / blk p.57) </li></ul><ul><li>How did Zalman die? (blu p.82 / blk p.57) </li></ul><ul><li>What horrible realization did Elie come to concerning Rabbi Eiahou and his son? How did Elie respond to this? (blu p.87 / blk p.61) </li></ul><ul><li>What was Juliek’s last act? (blu p.90 / blk p.63-64) </li></ul><ul><li>How did Elie help his father when the selection was made? (blu p.91 / blk p.64) </li></ul>
  7. 7. NIGHT-Chapter 7 ( blue pp.93-98 / black pp.66-69) <ul><li>How did Elie again help his father when they were on the train? (blu p.94 / blk p.66-67) </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the scene Elie witnessed between the father and son. (blu p.28 / blk p.68) </li></ul><ul><li>How many got out of the wagon? Where had they arrived? (blu p.96 / blk p.76) </li></ul>
  8. 8. NIGHT-Chapter 8 ( blue pp.99-106 / black pp.70-75) <ul><li>Explain how the father / son roles had been reversed in the case of Elie and his father? (blu p.100 / blk p.70) </li></ul><ul><li>Why was Elie’s father being beaten? (blu p.104 / blk p.73) </li></ul><ul><li>What did Elie think of the advice given him by the head of the block? (blu p.105 / blk p.74) </li></ul>
  9. 9. NIGHT-Chapter 9 (blue pp.107-109 / black pp.76-77) <ul><li>What happened on April 5th? (blu p.107 / blk p.76) </li></ul><ul><li>What was the resistance movement? What did they do? (blu p.108 / blk p.76) </li></ul><ul><li>What did the prisoners do when they were freed? (blu p.109 / blk p.77) </li></ul>

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