Essay about 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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The novel also mentions the stench of burning flesh on page 28.

3. Compare and contrast the behaviour of the Germans towards the Jews in chapter 1 and then in chapter 2. In chapter 1, the Germans were kind and polite to the Jews in order to gain their trust. For example, the Germans treated the women with respect and bought them chocolates. In chapter 2, this behaviour changed dramatically. For example, the German officers beat the Jews and had them cramped into cattlecars until they reached their destination, which was Auschwitz. This treatment is also a form of irony for the Jewish people, as they did not expect this behaviour from the polite German officers they had come to know in chapter 1.

4. Analyse how the Jews turned against each other in the cattlecars and throughout the novel. In chapter 2, the reader can infer that the Jews turn against one another. For example, When Mrs. Schächter was yelling about the fire, the Jews attempted to calm down/soothe her. As time passed, her screams excelled and were causing the passengers to become upset and anxious. They then started to beat Mrs. Schächter to silence her. The reader can also infer that this behaviour continues throughout the novel because nobody can trust anyone and the Jews had to fend for themselves in these harsh concentration camps.

Taylor Brennan October 2014
Period 6 Senior English Ms. Scimone/Hagis
Chapter 3 DOK Questions:
1. Recall Elie's concerns when

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