Flashcards About Night Study Guide Sections 1 and 2

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Section 1 pp. 1-20
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1. Describe Moshe, the Beadle. (p. 1-2)
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Poor,well-liked, knowledgeable in theology
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2. Who is the narrator of the story? What point-of-view is used?
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Elie, 1st person
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3. What is Elie Wiesel’s hometown and what country?
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Sighet, Transylvania
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4. In what year does Elie’s story begin? How old was he then? (p.1)
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1942, 12 yrs old, almost 13
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5. Why did Eliezer pray, and why did he cry when he prayed?
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He prays to get closer to God, doesn’t know why he cries
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6. Upon his return, what story did Moshe tell? (p. 5)
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mass shooting of jews who had to dig their own grave
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7. Why didn’t the people believe him?
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Too terrible to believe, in denial, thought war was almost over
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8. What world-known leader are the Jews afraid of and why? (p. 6)
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Hitler
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9. List the rules the Jews are made to abide by. (p. 8)
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wear gold star, can’t own valuables, gold, etc., had a 6:00 curfew, couldn’t attend synagogue,
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10. What is a ghetto?
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fenced in area where Jews were kept before deportation, bad conditions
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11. Why did the citizens resist the truth, even when it was in front of them?
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Didn’t want to believe
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12. What are the feelings of the Jews as they experience deportation? (p. 18)
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devastation, grief
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13. Describe the conditions in the train (at the end of the chapter).
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over crowded, no food or air or water, no restroom
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Section 2 pp. 21-32
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1. Under whose authority are the Jews as they are transported out of Hungary? (p. 24)
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German army
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2. Explain, \”our eyes were opened, but too late.\” Where was the train at this point?
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They realized what was happening to them but too late to revolt or escape
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3. What is to happen to anyone who keeps anything valuable in his possession? (p. 24)
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shot on the spot
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4. What was foreshadowed by Madame Schacter’s nightmare? The fires of the concentration camps
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The furnaces (crematories)
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5. What did some of the passengers do to quiet Madame Schacter?
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beat her, gagged her, tied her
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6. Where did the train finally stop?
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Auschwitz, Birkenau
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7. What is Elie’s one thought as the Jews are separated? (p. 27)
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stay with his father
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8. What can you say about the faith of the older Jewish prisoners? (p. 29)
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holds out for a long time
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9. When questioned by the S.S. Officer, why did Elie lie about his age and occupation? (p. 29)
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to avoid the selection
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10. What was the first horrifying sight that Elie at first disbelieved? (p. 30)
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babies thrown in to the fire
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11. Explain what Elie meant when he said, \”Never shall I forget these flames which consumed my faith forever.\” (p. 32)
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His faith was lost
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12. How had Elie changed in a short time? (p. 32)
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from a prayerful faithful student to an angry, bitter non-believer

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