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by Elie Wiesel

Night Quiz 1

1. Moché the Beadle was deported from Sighet because he was:

  • Jewish
  • A foreigner
  • Homosexual
  • A Social Democrat

2. What was the most important thing that Moché taught Eliezer?

  • To always remember his own faults even though those of his persecutors may seem far worse in comparison.
  • To try to ask God the right questions, not to try to find the right answers.
  • To strive to love God unconditionally.
  • To live through persecution by focusing on future revenge.

3. What emotion best describes the attitude of the Jewish community in Sighet towards the Germans during the first five years of World War II?

  • Indifference
  • Terror
  • Enthusiasm
  • Resentment

4. During which Jewish holiday did the German persecution of the Jews in Sighet begin?

  • Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Hannukah
  • Passover

5. How did Eliezer learn that the Jews were to be deported?

  • He was stopped in the streets by a messenger from Budapest.
  • His father heard from the Jewish Council.
  • German soldiers forcibly drove families out of their homes.
  • An official notice was sent to all the families in the community.

6. Which of the following people did not try to warn Eliezer's family to try to escape?

  • Moché the Beadle
  • A member of the Hungarian police
  • An old family servant
  • Eliezer's uncle living in America

7. Where are the Jews forced to wait the entire day before deportation?

  • In the jail
  • In an alleyway
  • In the town hall
  • In the synagogue

8. What event initially caused Madame Schächter to lose her mind?

  • She was beaten by the Germans for trying to escape deportation by passing as Aryan.
  • Her possessions were confiscated by the Hungarian police.
  • Her mother was shot before her eyes by the Germans.
  • She was separated from her husband and two sons.

9. Which concentration camp does Eliezer arrive at first?

  • Treblinka
  • Buna
  • Buchenwald
  • Auschwitz/Birkenau

10. How old does Eliezer tell Dr. Mengele he is when he arrives at Birkenau?

  • Twelve
  • Twenty
  • Eighteen
  • Fourteen

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