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"Night" Reading Quiz: Section 1

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  • Q1
    Which sentence does not describe Moshe the Beadle?
    He was timid, with dreamy eyes, and did not speak much.
    He was able to make himself seem insignificant, almost invisible.
    He worked at the Hasidic synagogue.
    He was Aryan, not Jewish.
  • Q2
    Which sentence does not describe Elie Wiesel's father?
    He was a storekeeper.
    He was cultured and unsentimental.
    He was the most learned man in the town.
    He had more concern for outsiders than for his own family.
  • Q3
    Why was Moshe the Beadle important to Elie Wiesel?
    Moshe taught Elie to read.
    Moshe was the only person who understood Elie's feelings.
    Moshe became his cabbalist, or instructor in the mystical aspects of the Jewish faith.
    Moshe inspired Elie to make plans to leave Singhet and study at a university.
  • Q4
    What did Moshe the Beadle tell the people on his return from being deported?
    The foreign Jews were made to dig coal to fill the large furnaces.
    The foreign Jews were shot and dumped into large mass graves.
    The foreign Jews were sent on a boat to Palestine.
    The foreign Jews who had money were able to buy their freedom.
  • Q5
    True or False: Many of the people believed Moshe's story and prepared to leave Singhet.
  • Q6
    What was the setting and the year for the first section of the book?
    1950-1952 in Palestine and Jerusalem
    1935-1939 in Prague, Czechoslovakia
    1910-1915 in Berlin, Germany
    1942-1944 in Sighet, Transylvania
  • Q7
    Elie Wiesel said he began to hate them because they were his and his community's first oppressors. Who were they?
    the Gestapo officers
    the members of the Jewish council
    the Hungarian police
    their non-Jewish neighbors
  • Q8
    True or False: Elie's mother and sisters went to Martha's village.
  • Q9
    To what did Wiesel compare the world?
    He compared it to the Bible story of the Jews in slavery in Egypt
    He compared it to a cattle wagon hermetically sealed.
    He compared it to a large hole in the ground.
    He compared it to a blind and deaf person.
  • Q10
    What did Madame Schächter see in her vision?
    She saw the face of Hitler laughing at the entire world.
    She saw row after row of empty houses.
    She saw a fire--a furnace, with huge flames.
    She saw large open graves full of children.
  • Q11
    True or False: Some of the young men tied Madame Schächter up and gagged her. Then they hit her.
  • Q12
    What did the Jews in the train car discover when they looked out the window?
    They saw flames gushing out of a tall chimney into the sky.
    They saw wagons full of dead bodies.
    They saw several large factories surrounded by barbed wire fences.
    They saw lines of soldiers with truncheons, ready to beat them as they got off.
  • Q13
    What did Wiesel say about the travelers' illusions?
    They left their illusions in the ghetto in Sighet.
    Seeing the German soldiers made them give up their illusions.
    They were still clinging to their illusions even though they gave up their possessions.
    They left their cherished objects and illusions behind on the train.
  • Q14
    Which notorious SS officer did they meet at the concentration camp?
    They met General Kolomaye.
    They met Hitler himself.
    They met Eichman.
    They met Dr. Mengele.
  • Q15
    What was Elie's main thought as the men and women were being herded from the train?
    It was to stay with his father at all costs.
    It was to be as brave as possible.
    It was to keep his faith in God.
    It was to stay alive and healthy.

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