English: Night Review
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Why did Wiesel write the book?
to bear witness for the dead and for the living
What is the destiny of night?
students in high school and colleges read it as part of their curriculum
Who is Moishe the Beadle?
he was the town hobo
In what year did the story begin?
In what year did the Germans take over Sighet?
Why does Elie's father not want to sell everything and move?
he did not want to start a new life over again
Which ghetto are Elie and his family living in?
the large ghetto
How did they miss an opportunity to escape?
a person knocked on their window but they did not answer it in time
How many people were loaded onto a cattle car?
When was the first time that Elie saw his father cry?
when they started to march towards the small ghetto
Who is Mrs. Schachter?
a fifty year old women that was a good friend of theirs
What was Elie marching toward the first night in Auschwitz?
a fire ditch
What was the name of the first sub-camp that they were in?
During the first selection why did Elie lie and say that he was 18 and not 15?
so that he and his dad could stay together
From that very first night, what deprived Elie of the desire to live?
the nocturnal silence
Name the specific two things that Elie had to do that first night?
strip and go to the barber
What happens on their first day that causes Elie to lose his humanity or innocence with regards to his father?
his father asked one of the guards where the bathroom was and the guard immediately his father
After Elie and his father passed the first selection, where were they sent and got to "enjoy" several weeks without work?
Name Elie's first "home" in the new camp?
What was Elie's tattooed number?
When is Elie transferred to Buna, What job was he given?
after three weeks in Auschwitz and he was to separate electrical parts
What does the dentist want from Elie?
his gold crown
What physical skill could Elie's father not master?
Why was Elie severely beaten by Idek?
because he saw Idek with a girl
Who is Idek?
When Elie's father was beaten by Idek for working too slowly, with whom was Elie angry?
he was angry at his father
During the bombing of the Buna factory, what did one prisoner try to steal?
a pot of soup
Why does Wiesel call that bombing an "intermission"?
because they would start work again right after
What do the prisoners have to do after an inmate is hung?
look at him in the face
During prayers for what holiday did Elie become conflicted and accuse God?
How many men participated in the prayers of that holiday?
Ironically, what did the men say for themselves at the end of those prayers?
How does Elie feel about not participating in the prayers?
he believed that the salvation of the world depended on every one of my deeds and on every one of my prayers
What is Elie told to do in order to pass the next selection?
Who is the doctor that conducts the selection?
Elie is transferred to a new work kommando. What does he do now?
hauled heavy slabs of stone
What "inheritance" does Elie's father give to Elie?
a spoon and a knife
What is ironic about the inmates new winter clothing?
they were a bit heavier
What part of Elie's body was operated on because it swelled from the cold?
How long was Elie expected to recuperate in the infirmary?
How long did Elie actually stay in the infirmary?
What decision did Elie and his father have to make together?
to stay in the infirmary or to leave with everyone else
What were the circumstances that caused this decision?
they thought the people in the infirmary would be shot
What happened to those that stayed in the infirmary and did not leave with the others?
they were freed by the russians
What is Elie forced to do all night in the snow?
What happened to inmates that were left behind?
they were shot and killed
When it was almost morning they got to stop and sleep in what?
What are Elie and his father afraid of doing if they sleep?
to stay asleep and not be able to wake up
After another day and night of marching, the inmates get to what camp?
What was unique and problematic about the way the inmates slept that first night?
they slept in a pile
What concert from that night does Elie remember to this day?
a person playing a violin
How long do the inmates stay in Gleiwitz before being herded into roofless cattle cars?
To what camp are they headed and where is it located?
the center of Germany
When the prisoners are in line, how do they get a drink?
they ate the snow off of the men back in front of them with a spoon
It takes many days and nights to cover the 329 miles to Buchenwald in Germany. On the way there what also happens to Elie's father?
he was almost thrown out of the train into the snow
How do some passers-by start a fight among the inmates?
they threw pieces of bread into the cattle cars
What illness eventually killed Elie's father?
Why do the other inmates beat Elie's father?
because he was no longer able to drag himself outside to relieve himself
On what date did Elie's father die?
After this Elie was transferred to the children's block and there with how many children?
What was Elie not given any more after it was announced that Buchenwald would be evacuated?
bread and soup
How many blocks of inmates were evacuated every day?
On April 10 Elie was among the last 20,000 prisoners to be evacuated that night. However at 10 AM the next day who took over the camp?
At 6 PM that night, what rolled up to the camp gate?
a american tank
Elie spent two weeks in a hospital, possibly due to food poisoning, and did what for the first time since he left the ghetto? What was the result?
look at himself in the mirror and he has never lost the look of the eyes he saw in the mirror