Night By Elie Wiesel Vocabulary Test

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Night by Elie Wiesel Vocabulary Test


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  • 1. 
    What word means the systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group?
    • A. 

      Holocaust

    • B. 

      Genocide

    • C. 

      Pogrom

    • D. 

      Fascism

  • 2. 
    What word means total destruction?
    • A. 

      Annihilation

    • B. 

      Genocide

    • C. 

      Holocaust

    • D. 

      Fascism

  • 3. 
    What word means the state-sponsored systematic persecution of European Jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945?
    • A. 

      Annihilation

    • B. 

      genocide

    • C. 

      Holocaust

    • D. 

      Fascism

  • 4. 
    What word means the act of honoring the memory of or serving as a memorial to someone or something?
    • A. 

      fascism

    • B. 

      totalitarianism

    • C. 

      commemoration

    • D. 

      annihilation

  • 5. 
    What word means total control of the country by the government?
    • A. 

      fascism

    • B. 

      Totalitarianism

    • C. 

      commemoration

    • D. 

      Annihilation

  • 6. 
    What word means government-organized attacks on Jewish neighborhoods?
    • A. 

      Holocaust

    • B. 

      genocide

    • C. 

      Pogrom

    • D. 

      totalitarianism

  • 7. 
    What word means a system of government that is marked by stringent social and economic control, a strong centralized government usually headed by a dictator?
    • A. 

      fascism

    • B. 

      Totalitarianism

    • C. 

      Pogrom

    • D. 

      Genocide

  • 8. 
    What word means ill-feeling or hatred toward Jews?
    • A. 

      annihilation

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • D. 

      genocide

  • 9. 
    What word means an irrational hatred of a person, group, or race based upon a preconceived opinion or judgment?
    • A. 

      Annihilation

    • B. 

      Prejudice

    • C. 

      anti-Semitism

    • D. 

      genocide

  • 10. 
    What word means a generalization of a person; a person who is regarded, not as an individual, but as a member of a group or nationality? 
    • A. 

      Prejudice

    • B. 

      Scapegoat

    • C. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • D. 

      stereotype

  • 11. 
    Which of the 10 core concepts focuses on what types of prejudice Jews have faced over history?
    • A. 

      Pre-War

    • B. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • C. 

      Persecution

    • D. 

      Final Solution

  • 12. 
    Which of the core concepts described the beginning of the legal subjugation of the rights of the Jews in Europe as with the Nuremburg Laws?
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      Wiemar Republic

    • C. 

      Totalitarian State

    • D. 

      Resistance

  • 13. 
    Which core concept described the White Rose movement, which openly protested Nazism in Germany?
    • A. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Rescue

    • D. 

      Aftermath

  • 14. 
    Which core concept described the problems that displaced persons faced?
    • A. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Rescue

    • D. 

      Aftermath

  • 15. 
    Which core concept described the fact that there were approximately nine million Jews living in all the countries of Europe prior to 1933?
    • A. 

      Pre-war B

    • B. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • C. 

      Weimar Republic

    • D. 

      Totalitarian State

  • 16. 
    Which core concept describes the fact that anti-Semitic attitudes played a role in the failure of others to help Jewish refugees?
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      Persecution

    • C. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • D. 

      Final Solution

  • 17. 
    Which core concept described Hitler’s three-fold plan for ridding Europe of Jews?
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      Persecution

    • C. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • D. 

      Final Solution

  • 18. 
    Which core concept described a decision being made by an elite group of 15 high-ranking officials at a mansion called the Wannsee Conference?
    • A. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • B. 

      Persecution

    • C. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • D. 

      Final Solution

  • 19. 
    Which core concept proved that widespread support for Jews could save lives?
    • A. 

      U.S. and World Response

    • B. 

      Resistance

    • C. 

      Rescue

    • D. 

      Aftermath

  • 20. 
    Which core concept describes the difficult time Germany had between WWI and WWII?
    • A. 

      Pre-War

    • B. 

      Anti-Semitism

    • C. 

      Weimar Republic

    • D. 

      Totalitarian State

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was NOT part of Hitler’s three-fold plan to rid Europe of Jews?
    • A. 

      Expulsion

    • B. 

      Ghettos

    • C. 

      Transportation

    • D. 

      Annihilation

  • 22. 
    What was the Night of Broken Glass?
    • A. 

      Einsatzgruppen

    • B. 

      Kristallnacht

    • C. 

      Nuremburg Laws

    • D. 

      Auschwitz

  • 23. 
    What was the mass killing of Jews by mobile killing squads called?
    • A. 

      Einsatzgruppen

    • B. 

      Kristallnacht

    • C. 

      Nuremburg Laws

    • D. 

      Auschwitz

  • 24. 
    What took away Jews’ civil rights, including the right to marry non-Jews?
    • A. 

      Einsatzgruppen

    • B. 

      Kristallnacht

    • C. 

      Nuremburg Laws

    • D. 

      Auschwitz

  • 25. 
    Which country was able to save the most Jews?
    • A. 

      Denmark

    • B. 

      Germany

    • C. 

      Poland

    • D. 

      Sweden

  • 26. 
    Which of the following was NOT a group that Hitler tried to eliminate?
    • A. 

      Poles

    • B. 

      Gypsies

    • C. 

      Germans

    • D. 

      Homosexuals

  • 27. 
    In what point of view was the book Night written?
    • A. 

      First person

    • B. 

      Second person

    • C. 

      Third limited

    • D. 

      Third omniscient

  • 28. 
    What did Elie Wiesel want to study at the beginning of the book?
    • A. 

      beadle

    • B. 

      Geometry

    • C. 

      Cabbala

    • D. 

      Russian

  • 29. 
    Who helped Elie with his studies?
    • A. 

      His father

    • B. 

      Moshe the Beadle

    • C. 

      The Rabbi

    • D. 

      His mother

  • 30. 
    Which of the following was NOT a reason people didn’t believe Moshe’s tale?
    • A. 

      He only wanted pity.

    • B. 

      He was mad/crazy.

    • C. 

      He was imaginative.

    • D. 

      He was a known liar

  • 31. 
    Where are the Jews of Sighet first taken after the Germans arrive?
    • A. 

      Concentration camps

    • B. 

      ghetto

    • C. 

      Hungarian prison

    • D. 

      German prison

  • 32. 
    When the Jews of Sighet are deported, how many people are on each train car?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      120

  • 33. 
    Madame Schatcher’s visions about fire are an example of what?
    • A. 

      foreshadowing

    • B. 

      irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 34. 
    “It was like a page torn from some storybook,” is an example of what?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 35. 
    “Everywhere rooms lay open…An open tomb.”  This is an example of what?
    • A. 

      foreshadowing

    • B. 

      irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 36. 
    What age is Elie when he reaches Auschwitz?
    • A. 

      Almost 12 C. 18

    • B. 

      Almost 15

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      21

  • 37. 
    1. What age does Elie tell the SS officer he is?
  • A. 

    13

  • B. 

    15

  • C. 

    18

  • D. 

    21

  • 38. 
    What occupation does Elie tell the SS officer is?
    • A. 

      student

    • B. 

      electrician

    • C. 

      Farmer

    • D. 

      Philosopher

  • 39. 
    What do the men say as they are approaching the crematory?
    • A. 

      Talmud scriptures

    • B. 

      Kaddish

    • C. 

      Bible scriptures

    • D. 

      cabbala

  • 40. 
    What is Elie’s new name at the camp?
    • A. 

      Eliezer

    • B. 

      A-7713

    • C. 

      C3PO

    • D. 

      R2D2

  • 41. 
    What item did the SS extract from the Jews at the camp?
    • A. 

      Inheritance

    • B. 

      Gold keys

    • C. 

      Gold teeth

    • D. 

      feet

  • 42. 
    Elie prevents the SS from extracting this item by
    • A. 

      Saying he is sick

    • B. 

      Saying it was already taken

    • C. 

      Saying he has to work

    • D. 

      Extracting it himself

  • 43. 
    What happened to those who broke the rules?
    • A. 

      Hanged

    • B. 

      Beaten

    • C. 

      shot

    • D. 

      All of above

  • 44. 
    Whose death symbolizes the loss of Elie’s faith?
    • A. 

      Juliek, the violinist

    • B. 

      Akiba Drumer

    • C. 

      Moshe, the Beadle

    • D. 

      The pipel

  • 45. 
    What do the men do to help their chances during selection?
    • A. 

      Jumping jacks

    • B. 

      put on makeup

    • C. 

      Run

    • D. 

      Wear extra clothing

  • 46. 
    What does Akiba Drumer ask Elie and his father to do for him?
    • A. 

      Stay in the camp.

    • B. 

      Sleep more.

    • C. 

      Eat his rations.

    • D. 

      Say the Kaddish.

  • 47. 
    Why does Elie go to see the doctor?
    • A. 

      His foot is infected

    • B. 

      His head has been beaten.

    • C. 

      His tooth aches.

    • D. 

      He has been whipped 25 times.

  • 48. 
    Who does the prisoner next to Elie in the hospital say that he trusts the most?
    • A. 

      Elie

    • B. 

      The doctors

    • C. 

      Hitler

    • D. 

      himself

  • 49. 
    Elie and his father leaving the hospital before it’s liberated is an example of what?
       
    • A. 

      foreshadowing

    • B. 

      irony

    • C. 

      Simile

    • D. 

      metaphor

  • 50. 
    How do the prisoners travel to Gleiwitz? 
    • A. 

      train

    • B. 

      run

    • C. 

      Airplane

    • D. 

      bus

  • 51. 
    What happened to the men who slowed down on the way to Gleiwitz?
    • A. 

      shot

    • B. 

      trampled

    • C. 

      Both of the previous

    • D. 

      neither

  • 52. 
    1. What happened to the men who slept in the snow at the caved-in brick factory?
       
    • A. 

      Shot

    • B. 

      Trampled

    • C. 

      Died

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 53. 
    1. How many men get on the train car with Elie and his father on the trip to Buchenwald?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      120

  • 54. 
    1. How many men get off the train at Buchenwald?
      
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      100

    • D. 

      120

  • 55. 
    1. What was the last word Elie’s father said?
      A.  Mercy  B.  Water C.  Eliezer D.  Food 
    • A. 

      Mercy

    • B. 

      Water

    • C. 

      Eliezer

    • D. 

      Food

  • 56. 
    What do the liberated prisoners think about after being freed? A.  food  B.  revenge C.  their families D.  freedom 
    • A. 

      food

    • B. 

      Revenge

    • C. 

      Their families

    • D. 

      Freedom

  • 57. 
    Which of the following is NOT an example of a father and son relationship in the book?
  • 58. 
    Which of the following is NOT a witness in the book?
       
  • 59. 
    Which of the following is NOT an opportunity that Elie’s family had to escape before being deported?
  • 60. 
    Which of the following symbolizes Elie’s loss of faith?
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