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Night Chapter 4
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Why do some of the camp guards give some of the children "special" privileges such as extra food?
Some of the camp guards give some of the children "special" privileges because the tent leader liked children. Also, to keep them healthy enough to work.
During the medical examination what are the dentists looking for?
During the medical examination, the dentists were looking for gold teeth for them to melt down and sell.
Why do the prisoners march to military music?
The prisoners marched to military music so they would stay on beat when they were marching.
Why does Elie feign sickness when the dentist wants to remove his gold crown?
he doesn't want to get his tooth extracted which would be extremely painful without anesthetics
Who is the young French girl?
The young French girl is a French Jew that passed as an Aryan.She helped Elie when the SS officer beat him by giving him bread.
Why does Franek want Elie's gold crown? How does he eventually get it?
so he can melt it down and make a profit on it. Franek tormented his father
What crime does the youth of Warsaw commit?
The crime that the youth of Warsaw committed was stealing during the air raid.
Describe his physical features.
The youth of Warsaw is "tall yet strong, a giant compared to me (Elie)".
Describe the reactions of the youth of Warsaw as he was being readied for his hanging
When the youth of Warsaw was being readied for his hanging he was, "pale but seemed more soleom than frightened."
What is the significance of the Elie's statement right after the youth from Warsaw died?
This is significant because after the hanging of a young man, all Elie cared about was how the food tasted. Food is crucial for the prisoners right now because it is something that is controlled.
Describe the angelic Pipel's physical features.
Elie said that the Pipel's had a delicate and beautiful face.
What crime did he commit?
The Pipel committed the crime of possessing arms, he was then tortured along with his father, then was sentneced to death.
Describe the reactions of the Pipel as he was being readied for his hanging.
The reactions of the Pipel as he was being readied for his hanging was very calm, although he was pale. He did not cry or tremble.
The faith of the author and other prisoners like him
You could say that the author and his fellow prisoners now have less of a faith then they did to begin.
How did the new camp appear to Elie?
It appeared deserted and dead.
As part of their medical examinations, prisoners were examined by a dentist. What was he looking for?
After Several days Elie and his father were assigned to a
work detail, What were they suppose to do?
They had to sort electrical parts. Not very dangerous compared to the other jobs. menial and repetitive.
What were potential problems in this job at the depot?
The Kapo, Idek, was unstable.
Why was Elie called to the dentist?
He had a gold tooth.
How did Elie avoid having his tooth pulled?
He said he was sick. The dentist was most likely a prisoner himself, and said that it was okay to come back within a week or so.
Why was Elie so pleased about saving his gold crown?
He could trade it for food or his life later on.
What finally happened to the dentist and why?
He was imprisoned for dealing in gold teeth.
What happened to Elie one day at the factory?
He was beaten by Idek.
Who cleaned the blood from Elie and soothed him with kind words?
A french women.
What was unusual about the girl that comforted Elie?
She spook perfect German, even though she had never said anything before.
What else did Idek do to the Wiesel's?
He beat Elie's father.
How did Elie respond to Ideks' behavior?
He was mad at his father not Idek.
What did Franek, the Polish foreman, want from Elie? How did Elie react?
He wanted Elie's gold tooth, but Elie denied him.
How did the foreman get revenge on Elie and his father for not giving up his gold tooth?
He tormented Elie's father for marching out of step.
How did Elie try to stop the beatings?
He tried to teach his father how to march properly, even though the other inmates laughed. He was not successful in him pursuit.
What did Elie finally do with his gold crown; what was the irony of what happened?
He gave up his gold crown, and was treated kindly by Franek afterward. But then Franek was transferred.
Was it surprising that the Kapos were so cruel considering that they were prisoners?
It is not surprising at all. When your in a concentration camp your only focus is keeping yourself alive.
How did Idek punish Elie for spying on him?
Idek put Elie on a crate and whipped him.
Why did Elie's unit have to go to the warehouse even though they were not required to?
He wanted to copulate with a Jewish girl.
Why was a prisoner shot during the air raid?
He tried to steal soup.
One day, the prisoners were told that soup would not be distributed until after roll call.
They were executing inmates in front of the camp.
What other public execution does Wiesel write about?
2 men and a boy were executed by hanging for allegedly sabataging an electric plant, possessing weapons and refusing to talk about it.
Why was this execution particularly cruel?
Th executed a child whose wait was not enough to kill him when he was hanged. He lived for a while longer and struggled.
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