Final exam "from Night" by Elie Wiesel
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Who wrote Night?
Gleiwitz, a sub camp of Auschwitz
Where were Weisel, his father, and the other prisoners in the beginning of the chapter?
How long had they gone without anything to eat or drink?
Because the fighting was moving closer to their camp
Why were they being moved?
That the Russians would soon be there.
What did they hope?
What happened when the men were driven out of their barracks?
The men who could not walk well were sent to the left and the ones who could walk were sent to the right
What is a selection?
An SS officer
Who did the selecting?
They would be killed
What would happen to the men who could not walk?
To the left
Where was Wiesel's father sent?
He ran after his father and caused confusion, so his father was able to get back to the right side
What did Wiesel do when his father was sent to the left?
What was falling the whole time?
They ate snow
What did the men do for their thirst?
On to the train
Where were the men herded?
Cattle wagons with no roof
What kind of train carriages were there?
100, because they were so skinny
How many men fit on the wagon?
He felt like there was no more reason to live or struggle
How did Wiesel feel while on the train?
Throw the corpses off the train
What were the prisoners instructed to do when the train stopped?
They were happy because there would be more room on the train, and they would take the dead prisoner's clothes
What was the prisoner's reaction?
Two men tried to throw him off the train because they though he was dead
What happened to the man lying next to Wiesel on the train?
He threw his body over the man, and slapped his face
What did Wiesel do?
It was Wiesel's father.
Who was the man?
Were the men given any food?
What did they live on?
10 days and nights
How many days did the train travel?
There was a stampede, and the starving men fought each other to the death
What happened when a workman threw a piece of bread into one of the cattle cars?
Weisel chose not to try to get it because he knew was not strong enough to fight a dozen men
What happened when a piece of bread was thrown into Wiesel's car?
He killed his own father
What did one man do for the bread?
He was killed by two other men
What happened to the man who killed his father for the bread?
Who was prisoner in charge of the wagon?
Because he worked as a gardener and was stronger
Why was Meir Katz in charge?
He became so weak on the train ride that he gave up and died
What happened to Meir Katz?
When the reached their destination, how many men had survived the trip?
Did Meir Katz survive?
The last day because of the icy winds
Which day was the worst day of the trip?
Buchenwald (another concentration camp)
Where did they arrive?
15 years old
How old was Weisel?
He remembered passengers on a boat throwing coins in the water to native children in Aden, and the children fighting each other to the death for the coins. He begged one lady from Paris not to throw the coins, so the children would not fight to the death.
During the story, what memory from a later time did Weisel tell about?