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Night By Elie Wiesel True And False/irony Section

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Night by Elie Wiesel true and false/Irony Section Read each passage below. On the line following each passage, briefly explain what is ironic about the meaning of the passage. (2 points each)

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    And the World Has Remained Silent was the original title of Night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    People looked down on Elie’s father and thought he was mad.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Idek, the Kapo, treats all of the factory workers at Buna well.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Elie chooses not to celebrate Yom Kippur because he is rebelling against God.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Elie is never abused at the camp.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The men eat snow while waiting for a train to take them to Buchenwald.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    German workers throw bread to the prisoners while they are on the train to Buchenwald.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    1. The prisoners divide the food equally among themselves on the train ride to Buchenwald.
  • A. 

    True

  • B. 

    False

  • 10. 
    Juliek’s life was symbolized by his broken violin.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Elie is only glad to be rid of the burden of his father after his death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Elie’s only concern after his father’s death is revenge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Elie calls his reflection in the mirror a corpse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Night is a symbol of the darkness and evil of the Holocaust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Elie decides to remain silent forever after the Holocaust.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
  • 17. 
  • 18. 
    “The SS gave us a fine New Year’s gift….And soon a terrible word was circulating—selection.”  (page 66)
  • 19. 
    “On we went between the electric wires.  At each step, a white placard with a death’s head on it stared us in the face.  A caption:  ‘Warning.  Danger of death.’” (page 37)
  • 20. 
    “I’ve got more faith in Hitler than in anyone else.  He’s the only one who’s kept his promises, all his promises, to the Jewish people.”  (page 77)