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Did you read the book Night by Elie Wiesel, and do you think you can pass this quiz? The book was written in 1960 about Wiesel’s experience with his father in Nazi German concentration campsites at Auschwitz and Buchenwald from 1944 to 1945 at the pinnacle of the Holocaust toward the end of World War II. If you want to understand further about the book, you should try this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the town that Elie Wiesel is from?

    • A.

      Romania

    • B.

      Sighet

    • C.

      Siktent

    • D.

      Birkenau

    Correct Answer
    B. Sighet
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate, was born in the town of Sighet, which is located in Romania. Sighet is known for its large Jewish population and was the hometown of Wiesel before he was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War II. The correct answer, "sighet," accurately identifies the town that Elie Wiesel is from.

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  • 2. 

    What did the dentist want from Elie?

    • A.

      His braces

    • B.

      His molers

    • C.

      His golden cap

    • D.

      Money as a bribe

    Correct Answer
    C. His golden cap
    Explanation
    The dentist wanted Elie's golden cap. This suggests that Elie had a dental crown made of gold, which the dentist desired for some reason. It is unclear why the dentist wanted the golden cap, but it could be assumed that it held some value or significance.

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  • 3. 

    How did Elie's father die?

    • A.

      Dysentery

    • B.

      Disease

    • C.

      Frost bite

    • D.

      Gun shot wound

    Correct Answer
    A. Dysentery
    Explanation
    Elie's father succumbs to the agonizing struggle against dysentery, an ailment that targets the intestines. His demise brings Elie a feeling of relief.

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  • 4. 

    What was Elie's prisoner ID?

    • A.

      A-7713

    • B.

      F-6723

    • C.

      8-elie

    • D.

      W-7911

    Correct Answer
    A. A-7713
    Explanation
    Elie's prisoner ID was A-7713. This is evident from the given options where A-7713 is the only ID mentioned.

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  • 5. 

    Elie Wiesel was the______child in his family.

    • A.

      Eldest

    • B.

      Youngest

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Second

    Correct Answer
    C. Third
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel was the third child in his family.

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  • 6. 

    Acts against Jewish people are called?

    • A.

      Racist

    • B.

      Anti-Semitic

    • C.

      Gazpacho

    • D.

      Achtung

    Correct Answer
    B. Anti-Semitic
    Explanation
    Acts against Jewish people are called anti-Semitic. This term specifically refers to prejudice, discrimination, or hostility directed towards Jews as a religious, ethnic, or cultural group. It encompasses various forms of hatred, including verbal and physical attacks, vandalism, and exclusionary practices. The term "anti-Semitic" originated in the late 19th century and gained particular significance during the Holocaust, when millions of Jews were systematically persecuted and killed by the Nazis. It is crucial to understand and address anti-Semitism to promote tolerance, equality, and respect for all individuals, regardless of their religious or ethnic background.

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  • 7. 

    The Germans began to impose rules on the Jews beginning with what holiday?

    • A.

      Sukkot

    • B.

      Yom Kippur

    • C.

      Hannukah

    • D.

      Easter

    • E.

      Passover

    Correct Answer
    E. Passover
    Explanation
    During the time of Nazi Germany, the Germans started implementing restrictive measures on the Jewish population, which initially began with the holiday of Passover. This holiday holds significant importance in the Jewish faith, symbolizing the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The Germans exploited this occasion to impose rules and restrictions on the Jews, gradually intensifying their discriminatory actions and leading to the Holocaust.

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  • 8. 

    The Jews of Sighet eventually were forced to live in an area called a ______

    • A.

      Shlastal

    • B.

      Segregated community

    • C.

      Hood

    • D.

      Ghetto

    Correct Answer
    D. Ghetto
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ghetto". A ghetto refers to a segregated community where a specific group of people, such as the Jews in this case, were forced to live. It was a confined area where they were isolated from the rest of society and subjected to various restrictions and persecution. The term "ghetto" has historically been used to describe such enforced living arrangements for marginalized groups.

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  • 9. 

    The name of the special German police is_____

    • A.

      Gestapo

    • B.

      Fuzz

    • C.

      Linksys

    • D.

      Cops

    Correct Answer
    A. Gestapo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "gestapo". The Gestapo was the secret state police of Nazi Germany, known for its brutal methods and widespread surveillance. It played a crucial role in suppressing opposition to the Nazi regime and enforcing its policies. The name "Gestapo" is an abbreviation for "Geheime Staatspolizei" which translates to "Secret State Police" in English.

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  • 10. 

    The Jews were transported from the ghetto to the_________

    • A.

      Houses they originally lived in

    • B.

      Concentration camps

    • C.

      City of New York

    • D.

      Houses of burlappinow

    Correct Answer
    B. Concentration camps
    Explanation
    During the time of the Holocaust, the Jews were forcibly moved from the ghettos to concentration camps. These camps were established by the Nazis as part of their systematic plan to exterminate the Jewish population. The conditions in these camps were horrific, with overcrowding, malnutrition, and brutal treatment. Many Jews were subjected to forced labor, medical experiments, and ultimately, mass killings in gas chambers. The transportation of Jews to concentration camps was a key element in the Nazis' genocidal campaign.

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  • 11. 

    When the Jews left the ghetto, what were they allowed to bring?

    • A.

      Only educational items

    • B.

      Religous items

    • C.

      As many bags as necessary

    • D.

      A backpack, some food, and a few items of clothing

    Correct Answer
    D. A backpack, some food, and a few items of clothing
    Explanation
    During the time when Jews left the ghetto, they were allowed to bring a backpack, some food, and a few items of clothing. This suggests that they were only permitted to take essential items for survival and basic necessities with them. It implies that they were not allowed to carry excessive belongings or any luxury items. This restriction on what they could bring indicates the difficult and challenging conditions they faced during their departure from the ghetto.

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  • 12. 

    The Jews were transported in what type of vehicle?

    • A.

      Planes

    • B.

      Trucks

    • C.

      Cattle cars

    • D.

      Wagons

    Correct Answer
    C. Cattle cars
    Explanation
    During the Holocaust, the Jews were transported in cattle cars. These were train cars typically used for transporting livestock, but they were repurposed by the Nazis to transport large numbers of Jews to concentration camps. The conditions inside the cattle cars were extremely cramped and inhumane, with little ventilation, no sanitary facilities, and limited access to food and water. This method of transport was intentionally degrading and dehumanizing, further adding to the suffering of the Jewish people during this horrific time.

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  • 13. 

    The name of the town that the the Jews were taken to was called______

    • A.

      Auschwitz-Birkenau

    • B.

      Lepoglava

    • C.

      Ahmednagar

    • D.

      Bereza Kartuska

    • E.

      Urbisaglia

    Correct Answer
    A. Auschwitz-Birkenau
    Explanation
    Auschwitz-Birkenau is the correct answer because it was one of the largest and most notorious concentration and extermination camps established by the Nazis during World War II. Located in Poland, it was where millions of Jews and other victims were taken and subjected to inhumane conditions, forced labor, and mass extermination in gas chambers. The name "Auschwitz-Birkenau" is synonymous with the Holocaust and represents the horrific atrocities committed against the Jewish people during this dark period in history.

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  • 14. 

    Why did Elie Wiesel tell the Germans he was 18?

    • A.

      So that he could stay with his father

    • B.

      So that he would have to do less work

    • C.

      So he could get more food rations

    • D.

      So that he would be able to stay with his mother

    Correct Answer
    A. So that he could stay with his father
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel told the Germans he was 18 so that he could stay with his father. This suggests that there may have been a policy or practice in place where younger individuals were separated from their parents. By claiming to be 18, Wiesel hoped to avoid being separated from his father and remain together, providing support and comfort to each other during the difficult times they were facing.

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  • 15. 

    To identify the prisoner the Germans...

    • A.

      Gave them name tags

    • B.

      Tatooed numbers on their arms

    • C.

      Wrote their names on their foreheads

    • D.

      Gave them different colored uniforms

    Correct Answer
    B. Tatooed numbers on their arms
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tatooed numbers on their arms". This method of identification was commonly used by the Germans during World War II in concentration camps. Prisoners were assigned a unique number that was tattooed on their arm, which served as a way to dehumanize them and strip away their individuality. This allowed the Germans to easily identify and keep track of the prisoners in the camps.

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  • 16. 

    The prisoners were first seperated by men and women.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The prisoners were initially separated by gender, with men and women being kept apart. This is a common practice in correctional facilities to ensure the safety and security of inmates. By separating men and women, it helps to minimize potential conflicts, maintain order, and provide a more controlled environment for both groups.

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  • 17. 

    Which year was Elie Wiesel's memoir "Night" published?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1970

    Correct Answer
    A. 1960
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel's memoir "Night" was published in 1960. Elie Wiesel's "Night" is a poignant memoir detailing his harrowing experiences during the Holocaust. In just over 100 pages, Wiesel recounts his journey from the Nazi ghettos to multiple concentration camps, exploring themes of loss of faith, humanity's depravity, and the reversal of parent-child roles amidst unspeakable horrors.

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  • 18. 

    Throughout his stay in the concentration camps, Elie Wiesel kept his faith in God.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel's memoir, "Night," recounts his experiences in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. In his book, Wiesel describes how he struggled with his faith in God and questioned the existence of a benevolent deity in the face of such extreme suffering and evil. He witnessed horrific atrocities and felt abandoned by God, leading to a crisis of faith. Therefore, the statement that Elie Wiesel kept his faith in God throughout his time in the concentration camps is false.

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  • 19. 

    Elie served time in a concentration camp called Buna.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elie served time in a concentration camp called Buna. This is true because Elie Wiesel, the author of the memoir "Night," was indeed a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp during the Holocaust. Buna was a subcamp of Auschwitz, where Elie and his father were transferred to perform forced labor. The memoir vividly describes their experiences and the atrocities they witnessed in Buna, confirming that the statement is true.

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  • 20. 

    Jews were allowed to play in the orchestra.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Jews were allowed to play in the orchestra" is true. This suggests that Jews were not excluded or discriminated against when it came to participating in the orchestra. They were given the opportunity to showcase their musical talent and contribute to the orchestra's performances. This implies that there was no discriminatory policy or restriction based on religion or ethnicity in this particular context.

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  • 21. 

    When Idek the Kapo took out his anger on Elie, a French woman told him to stay strong.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. When Idek the Kapo expressed his anger towards Elie, a French woman provided support and encouragement to Elie by advising him to stay strong. This implies that the French woman recognized the difficult situation Elie was facing and wanted to offer him emotional support and resilience in the face of adversity.

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  • 22. 

    Elie Wiesel avoided getting his gold cap removed by throwing up on the dentist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no information provided in the question or answer choices regarding Elie Wiesel's gold cap or his interaction with a dentist. Therefore, it is not possible to determine whether the statement is true or false.

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  • 23. 

    Night is a memoir by Elie Wiesel that primarily focuses on his experiences during the Holocaust, including his time in Nazi concentration camps.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Night is a memoir by Elie Wiesel based on his Holocaust experiences, particularly his time in Nazi concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald. The book recounts his loss of faith, disgust with humanity, and the inverted parent-child relationship he experienced with his father during their time in the camps. Night is widely regarded as a seminal work in Holocaust literature, translated into numerous languages, and remains a significant testimony to the atrocities of the Holocaust.

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  • 24. 

    On Rosh Hashanah, everyone said the birkat hamazon.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the birkat hamazon, also known as the grace after meals, is not specifically recited on Rosh Hashanah. While there are special prayers and blessings that are recited during Rosh Hashanah, the birkat hamazon is not one of them. Therefore, it is incorrect to say that everyone said the birkat hamazon on Rosh Hashanah.

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  • 25. 

    Elie's friend Yossi was picked for selection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Elie's friend Yossi was picked for selection. The correct answer is false because there is no evidence or information given in the statement that suggests Yossi was actually picked for selection.

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  • 26. 

    After Akiba Drummer was taken away, everyone said kaddish for him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "After Akiba Drummer was taken away, everyone said kaddish for him" is false. The passage does not provide any information about whether or not everyone said kaddish for Akiba Drummer. It only states that he was taken away, but it does not mention anything about the reaction or actions of the other people. Therefore, we cannot conclude that everyone said kaddish for him.

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  • 27. 

    Elie had to get surgery on his foot while in the camp.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elie had to get surgery on his foot while in the camp. This suggests that the statement is true. The sentence implies that Elie was in a camp where he had to undergo foot surgery.

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  • 28. 

    Juliek played the most beautiful violin solo in the harshest of times.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement states that Juliek played the most beautiful violin solo in the harshest of times. This implies that despite the difficult circumstances, Juliek was able to create a beautiful and captivating musical performance on his violin. Therefore, the answer is true, indicating that Juliek indeed played a remarkable violin solo during challenging times.

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  • 29. 

    Neither Elie nor his father were ever chosen for selection.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Elie and his father were chosen for selection at some point. Since the answer is false, it means that Elie and his father were indeed chosen for selection.

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  • 30. 

    When traveling on the cattle cars, people began to go crazy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When people are subjected to extremely cramped and uncomfortable conditions, such as those experienced on cattle cars during transportation, it is not uncommon for them to experience extreme stress, anxiety, and even mental breakdowns. The lack of space, ventilation, and basic amenities can lead to a deterioration in both physical and mental health, causing people to go crazy. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that when traveling on cattle cars, people can indeed go crazy.

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  • 31. 

    Elie's father died while on the cattle car.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Elie's father did not die while on the cattle car. In the memoir "Night" by Elie Wiesel, Elie's father actually dies in the concentration camp, Buchenwald, after enduring extreme suffering and harsh conditions. The cattle car was the means of transportation to the concentration camp, but his father's death occurred at a later time.

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  • 32. 

    Meir killed his father for a piece of bread.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Meir killed his own father for a piece of bread. This implies that Meir was willing to commit a heinous act of murder in order to obtain a basic necessity like food. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 33. 

    At Buchenwald, Elie became responsible for taking care of his father.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Elie Wiesel's memoir "Night" provides a detailed account of his experiences as a Holocaust survivor, including his time spent at the Buchenwald concentration camp. In the book, it is mentioned that Elie's father became weak and ill during their time at the camp, and Elie took on the responsibility of caring for him. This is evident in the various instances where Elie describes his efforts to find food, medicine, and protect his father from harm. Therefore, the statement that Elie became responsible for taking care of his father at Buchenwald is true based on the information provided in "Night".

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  • 34. 

    Elie made sure that no one touched his father.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Elie did not make sure that no one touched his father. In fact, in the book "Night" by Elie Wiesel, Elie's father was mistreated and eventually died in the concentration camp. Elie was unable to protect his father from the harsh conditions and the cruelty of the Nazis. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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