Night/First They Came Comprehension Quiz
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  • Question 1
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    What was the reaction of the town of Sighet to the deportation of foreign Jews, including Moishe?

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    They became violent and revolted.

    They cried at first, but then life went back to normal.

    They ignored it completely, relieved that they weren't taken.

    They were afraid for when the Nazis could come again.

  • Question 2
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    The Nazis took Moishe and the other foreign Jews to:

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    A forest

    A river

    A work camp

    A large city

  • Question 3
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    How was Moishe able to escape?

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    He bribed (offered money to) a guard.

    He slipped away when no one was watching.

    He did a favor for a guard who let him go home.

    He was wounded and left for dead.

  • Question 4
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    Why is Moishe so upset in the story?

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    Because no one will listen.

    Because he has been through so much and feels sorry for himself.

    Because he lost his wife on the trip.

    Because he has been injured.

  • Question 5
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    Based on the behavior of the people of Sighet, what is the author trying to tell us about them?

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    They are racist against Jewish people.

    They are not taking current events seriously.

    They are actually secretly in support of the Nazis.

    They are not very bright.

  • Question 6
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    According to the Poem "First They Came for the Communists," why does Martin Niemoller not speak out?

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    Because he is mute.

    Because he doesn't know who to ask for help.

    Because he is too busy.

    Because he feels he is not involved.

  • Question 7
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    What is the effect of the repetition of lines like "I remained silent" and "I did not speak out"?

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    It demonstrates how each wave happened similarly.

    It emphasizes his lack of action, again and again.

    It shows the ownership he is taking for not acting, by repeating the pronoun "I"

    All of the above

  • Question 8
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    How is the final stanza different than the rest of the poem?

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    It has fewer lines.

    It is not focused on his inaction anymore.

    It has a different rhythm to show the anticlimactic (unsatisfying) nature of what happened.

    All of the above.

  • Question 9
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    What is one thing the memoir and the poem have in common?

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    They both involve a middle-aged foreign Jew.

    They both involve violence.

    They share the same theme of indifference (not caring).

    They are actually written by the same author.

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