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Night Chapter 4, Night Chapter 4 Questions, Night Chapter 4
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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 potential problems were in this job?
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.
What was Elie so please about sating 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; what was the irony of what happened?
He gave up his gold crown, and was treated kindly by Franek afterward. When Franek transfered he was no longer able to reap the rewards of giving up the only thing of value that he possessed.
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. If beating other people who share your faith is going to get you more to eat and better chance of survival, then you would take it.
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 fornicate 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.
What is Elie's first impression of the camp at Buna?
The camp looked dead and empty, as if an epidemic had hit.
What does the dentist look for in the mouths of the prisoners?
He was looking for the golden crown (golden tooth) the men had.
What excuse does Elie give the dentist so that he won't take out his gold crown?
Elie tells the dentist that he is sick.
What part of Elie's body alone is aware of "the passage of time"?
Elie's stomach is feeling the effects of time passing with little food.
Why does Idek beat Elie's father? What is Elie's first reaction as the beating is taking place?
Idek accused Elie's father of being lazy and beat him while Elie just watched silently.
What is the punishment Idek gives Elie for leaving the area assigned to him to work?
Idek gives Elie twenty-five whip lashes as punishment.
Who bombs the camp at Buna?
The Americans bomb Buna.
Why is the pipel hanged?
The piple and his unit were said to have been hiding weapons as sabotage.
What is the reputation of the piple and the fifty-second cable unit?
The young boy was known as a little angle, a little smile among millions of sad faces.
What makes the hanging of the piple different from the other hangings the prisoners have witnessed?
The piple was a child favored among all, he also did not die immediately and suffered.
How does Buna compare to other cmaps
What does Elie refuse to give up to the "hard-faced" assistant? What does this exchange tell us about life in the camps?
-His shoes because it is all he has
-Life wasn't great even for the officers
What is the purpose of the medical examinations?
-To ask if they were in good health
-See if they had golden teeth
Why can't the Jewish musicians play music by Beethoven?
Jews couldn't play German music
List at least two people that Elie meets in the unit at Buna. Describe his relationship with them.
-They work at the same factory and tell him about the job and the people
How does Elie initially avoid losing his gold crown?
He said he was sick and asked if they could wait a couple days before taking it out
Describe one of Idek's "bouts of madness"
He started punching and beating up Elie
Who does Elie meet years later at the Paris Metro> Why did this person keep their Jewish religion a secret?
-The girl who worked next to him at Buna
-It prevented her from being sent to a concentration camp
One of Idek's victims is Elie's father. What does Elie do during this scene? What does this tell us about Elie?
-He watched and kept silent
-There thought of family has disappeared
What happens when Elie refused to give his crown to Franek? What is the end result?
-Frank takes it out on Elie's father during the marches
-He gives Frank the tooth
What is Elie's punishment as a result of "meddling in other people's affairs?"
He lashed Elie with a whip
Describe the scene with the soup cauldrons.
The soup caldrons were not being guarded during bombing so a man tried to steal some but got shot in the process.
During one of the preliminary "ceremonies" for a hanging, what does Juliek whisper to Elie? What does this suggest about life in the camp?
-"They're expecting trouble"
-There is a sense of family
During one hanging Elie and the other prisoners cry. What makes this hanging different than the others?
-They hung a little boy
The question, "Where is God now?" is asked. How is it answered?
-"Where He is? This is where- hanging here from this gallows"
-God was within the victim
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