Night By Elie Wiesel DOK Questions

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Night By Elie Wiesel

Taylor Brennan October 2014
Period 6 Senior English Ms. Scimone/Hagis
Chapter 1 DOK Questions:

1. Identify one character trait of Elie's father. Elie's father doesn't display his feelings, and he is rather distant from his family.

2. Organise the events from 1941-1944.
1941: Elie meets Moishe the Beatle when he is 13.
1942: All foreign Jews were expelled from Sighet, including Elie's friend, Moishe.
1943: Daily bombings of Germany and Stalingrad occurred.
1944: German Army vehicles come into Sighet. Rules and regulations for all Jews came into effect.

3. Cite evidence to prove how the Germans manipulated the Jews. They acted politely to the women in their homes to gain
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Not to remain alone."

2. Can you explain how the prisoners affected Elie's first night in Auschwitz? Some prisoners came to give Elie and his father helpful advice. For example, on page 30, a prisoner told Elie and his father to lie about their ages to the doctor so they wouldn't be sent o the crematorium. On the other hand, some prisoners attempted to frighten Elie and his father. For example, on page 31, this prisoner shouts at them, saying that they will be burned to ashes in the crematorium no matter what they do.

3. What would happen to Elie if he had stood up to the Gypsy officer who struck his father? The reader can infer that Elie, along with his father, would have received a harsher beating than his father had received previously. Possibly, all of the prisoners in the block would have all received beatings as well.

4. Connect Mrs. Sch├Ąchter's shouting of the flames in the cattlecar to the prisoner's warning of the flames and the crematorium. The reader can infer that both warnings are alike in many ways. For example, while in the cattlecars, Mrs. Sch├Ąchter was shouting "Look at the flames!" and the prisoner at the concentration camp in chapter 3 warned Elie and his father that they will be burned and thrown into the flames. This is also a form of foreshadowing. Later in chapter 3, Elie encounters babies being thrown into the flames. This incident changed his life, along with his beliefs in god, forever.