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NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL: READING ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS by R6JVVtFE

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									NIGHT BY ELIE WIESEL: READING ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS.
Questions 1-5 are referenced on pages 3-28 NEWER/1-26 OLDER.
   1. Describe the character “Moshe the Beadle”. Describe the warning he gave, and
       explain why you think no believed him.
   2. Describe the concept of a “Jewish Ghetto” and the how the ghetto where Wiesel
       lived was formed.
   3. Describe the next step in the persecution of Wiesel and the other Jewish people in
       the ghetto after it was formed.
   4. Describe the cattle cars that were used in the process of “transportation”; how
       many people were transported in each car, and what the people were allowed to
       bring with them in the car.
   5. Describe the experience Wiesel had being transported in the cattle car, and why
       Madame Schachter’s nightmare was significant.

Questions 6-8 are referenced on pages 29-46 NEWER/27-43 OLDER
   6. Explain why the other prisoners told Wiesel and his father to lie about their ages.
   7. Describe the Kapos.
   8. Explain the deeper (Ironic) meaning of the sign “Arbeit Macht Frei-Work makes
       you free-Auschwitz”.

Questions 9-10 are referenced on pages 46-65 NEWER/45-63 OLDER
   9. Describe the attitude of the prisoners towards the allied bombing of their
       concentration camp.
   10. (By the end of this section) Describe what starts happening to many of the
       prisoners’ belief in God.

Questions 11-13 are referenced on pages 66-83 NEWER/ 63-81 OLDER
   11. Describe Wiesel’s gradually failing belief in God.
   12. Describe how the guard compares the Buna camp in 1944 versus what it had been
       like earlier in the war.
   13. Define “selection” and describe the process of selection and Dr. Mengela’s role in
       the selection process.

Questions 14-16 are referenced on page 83-end NEWER/81-END OLDER.
   14. Describe the “death march” to Gliewitz, and how the prisoners were treated by the
       SS during that march. As the march progressed describe what was foremost on
       the minds of Wiesel and the other prisoners.
   15. As the German defeat in World War II became more obvious, did this realization
       change the way the SS treated their prisoners. Explain why might this be
       surprising? Explain what this might tell us about the psyche of the SS guards.
   16. Describe the prisoners’ first reaction to being liberated, and explain what their
       reaction might tell us about their experiences in the concentration camps.

								
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