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Quiz One What town and country did Elie spend his childhood? Who was Moshe the Beadle? Briefly describe him. In what year did Elie meet Moshe the Beadle? Elie asked his father to help him find a master to study what? What was his father’s response? How did the Jewish community feel about Elie’s father? How many children were in Elie’s family? Who did Elie find as a master? Was Elie a religious person? Describe the day that foreign Jews were expelled from the town. What did Moshe the Beadle describe to the people in the town? How did the people react to him? How did the people in the town feel about the war and Hitler in the Spring of 1944? Were their feelings right or wrong? What happened? How did the German soldiers act when they first entered the town? What happened on the Seventh day of Passover? What were the Jews forced to wear? The Jews were, at first, content with the ghetto. What news did Elie’s father bring that made them afraid? What was each person allowed to bring along with them? Where did Elie & his family have to move? What did Elie see in his uncle’s house? Who was Martha and what did she offer to Elie’s family? What was Elie’s father’s reaction? How long did Elie’s family stay in the synagogue? What was it like for them? What were they put in the following morning? How many people in each? Quiz Two Elie said that “their eyes were opened, but too late.” What did he mean? What did the German officers tell the prisoners to give up? What was the consequence if they did not obey? Madame Schachter began to go mad. What did she keep screaming? What did they do to her? Where did the train arrive? What did they see in front of them? What was the smell? Quiz Three Describe what Elie went through when the men were told to go to the left and the women to the right. Another prisoner asked what the ages of Elie and his father were. What did he instruct them to say when they told him their ages? Why? Dr. Mengele sent Elie and his father to the left. Where were they going? What horrifying sight did they see? How did Elie react to his father’s prayers? What happened to Elie and his father when they were two steps away from the pit? Explain the paragraph on page 32, “Never shall I forget that night…” What did Bela Katz have to do? What happened to their clothes and at the barber? The prisoners had to run to new barracks. What happened there? On page 34, Elie refers to the flames and the concept of time. Explain the flame in him and the concept of “Night.” Describe what the “Angel of Death” said about Auschwitz and how the prisoners felt. What did the Polish prisoner say to them when they arrived at Auschwitz from Birkenau? What happened to their arms after they ate their meal? What lie did Elie tell Stein of Antwerp? Why? What was the name of the new camp? Quiz Four
What was Elie’s reaction when Idek beat his father? How did Franek try to get Elie’s tooth? What did Elie try to do? What happened in the end? What did Elie see in the warehouse? What happened to him for his “curiosity?” Elie said that his evening soup was excellent the evening after he had witnessed the first hanging.”? Who was Rabbi Eliahou looking for? What had Elie realized about that person? What would you have done? Who did Elie hear crying for help as he was being crushed? What was that person most concerned about? What did Elie hear after clawing his way to safety and hearing his father’s voice? What did Elie see when he awoke? What happened when Elie’s father was selected again after their arrival at Gleiwitz? Why did the SS soldiers laugh at the prisoners who were loaded on the train? Quiz Seven Why did the train suddenly stop in the middle of a field? German workers threw bread into the train wagon and took an interest in the prisoners fighting to the death over the crumbs. What was the outcome? What did Idek do to Elie? Describe what happened with the French girl. “We sank as one man in the snow. What reminded Elie of this years later? What happened to the old man and his son over the bread? How did Meir Katz help Elie and his father? What happened to Mier Katz’s hope? What did the prisoners have to do to keep from freezing in the wind? Who got off the train when it arrived at Buchenwald? Who was left behind? Quiz Eight Describe what happened to Elie’s father. Which hanging changed him? Why? Quiz Five What were Elie’s feelings about God on the last day of Rosh Hashana? What was the custom of Yom Kippur? What problem did the Jews face? What did Elie do? What would you do? What was the selection? What advice did the head of the block give them? Were Elie and/or his father selected? What did Elie’s father tell him a few days later? What did he give Elie as his inheritance? What happened to Elie’s father? What happened to Elie in the winter? Why did the person in the hospital have more faith in Hitler? What was going to happen to the camp? Why did the prisoners have to clean the block before the evacuation? Quiz Six What happened to Zalman? Where did Elie’s father tell him to go when Elie wanted to rest? What did Elie mean when he said. What was Elie’s reaction in the end? Quiz Nine Describe what Elie was feeling when he saw his reflection in the mirror for the first time. .What did the veteran prisoners say about Buna? Describe what happened between the hooligan boy and Elie when they first arrived at Buna. What did the dentist want? What were the names of the two boys who befriended Elie? What type of man was Alphonse? Describe what happened to Elie at the dentist.