Night Packet- 2019

Vocabulary you need to understand before reading........Dictionary.com will help if you are reading the original version.  The Oprah's Book Club version has eliminated most of the vocabulary listed here, so if you have that version, you do not need to complete the vocabulary section or question each night.

Due to logistical and scheduling difficulties with state testing, the homework will be checked each Friday.  Three chapters of reading are due each week along with the written comprehension answers that are listed here.

Genocide     The mistreatment or extermination of national or religious groups committed by organizing groups, usually governments, not by individuals.
Talmud     A book of Jewish civil and religious laws and ethical lore which came from early oral laws; today referred to on matters concerning Jewish manners, customs, beliefs, and teachings.
Rosh Hashanah     A day in October celebrating the Jewish new year.
Yom Kippur     Jewish day of Atonement when a devout Jew thinks of his sins, repents, and asks God for forgiveness;  the most important and sacred Jewish holy day.
Gestapo     The secret police force of Nazi Germany noted for its power and brutality to smash opposition.
Lorries      A British term for a truck used to haul commercial goods.
Truncheon  A club

Week one starts the week of April 22.
Chapter 1--Up to page 20, 22 in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, April 26.
Vocabulary:
Synagogue
Cabbala
Anti-Semitic
Ghetto
Premonition
Deportation
Questions:

1.  How does Eliezer describe his father?

2.  How does the family spend their evenings?

3.  Who was Moishe or Moshe the Beadle? Explain Moshe's story of the Gestapo.

4.  What was the Jews' first impression of the Germans?

5.  What was the outcome of the council meeting?

6.  Describe the deportation.  Be sure to include the street conditions, the Hungarian Police, and the reaction of the deportees.

7.  Which one of the vocabulary words is the most important for comprehension and why? Optional

 

Chapter 2, up to page 26, 28 in the Oprah's Book Club version. Due Friday, April 26.
Vocabulary:
Monotonous
Convoy

Questions:

1.  What threat did the German officers use in the event that they were to find any Jews missing?

2.  What caused Madame Schachter to lose her mind?

3.  What did she keep yelling about?  What literary term does this display? (Hint...It starts with an "F") Link to the Glossary Page from my Notes Page of my website.

4.  In your opinion, which one of the vocabulary words from this chapter is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional


Chapter 3, up to page 44, 46 in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, April 26.
Vocabulary:
Brutal
Hysterical
Crematories
Lucidity
Compulsory

Questions:

1.  What were the ditches used for?

2.  What happened as Eliezer and his father approached the ditch?

3.  What effect did that first Night in camp have on the boy's life?

4.  Name three things that the prisoners were made to do?

5.  What was the choice that the S.S. officer made clear to them?

6.  In your opinion, which one of the vocabulary words from this chapter is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional

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Week two starts the week of April 29th.

Chapter 4, up to page 62, 65 in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, May 3.
Vocabulary:
assassin
defiance
ration
gallows
pipel- Most people will never find a meaning to this word in a regular dictionary:  Good luck!

Questions:

1.  Why was Eliezer summoned to the dentist?

2.   What became his whole life?  What made him aware of the passage of time?

3.  How did Franek get back at him for not giving him his gold crown?

4.  Why was a prisoner condemned to death?

5.  What effect did the hanging of the young boy have on Eliezer?  Describe.

6.  In your opinion, which one of the vocabulary words from this chapter is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional

 

Chapter 5, up to page 80, 84 in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, May 3.
Vocabulary:
benediction
lamentation
selection
veterans
derision
dysentery
fortnight
evacuation

Questions:

1.  How did Eliezer now regard God?

2.  What was the advice given by the head of the block regarding the selection?  
      What were two main things stressed?

3.  What present did Eliezer's father give him?  How did he get it?

4.  What physical problem did Eliezer develop and what was to be its solution?

5.  What was the fate of those who had stayed behind in the hospital?

6.  What were the weather conditions when the blocks were evacuated?

7.  Which one of the vocabulary words is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional


Chapter 6, up to page 92, 97  in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, May 3.
Vocabulary:
fatigue
corpse
prophet
apathy
embarkation

Questions:

1.  In what manner did the Jews travel and how were they treated?

2.  How many miles had they covered by morning?

3.  Why didn't Eliezer's father want him to sleep?

4.  Why had Rabbi Elizhou's son abandoned him?

5.  How was Juliek an important part of Elie's life?

6.  In your opinion, which one of the vocabulary words from this chapter is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional

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Week three starts the week of May 6th.
Chapter 7, up to page 98, 103 in the Oprah's Book Club version.  Due Friday, May 10.
Vocabulary:
indifference
contagion
destination

Questions:

1.  How did Eliezer manage to save his father from the S.S.?

2.  What happened when a workman passing by threw a piece of bread into one of
      the wagons?

3.   What transpired between the father and the son over this?

4.  In your opinion, which one of the vocabulary words from this chapter is the most important for comprehension and why?Optional

Chapter 8 and 9 up to the end Due Friday, May 10.
Vocabulary:
hillock
cauldron
tremors
truncheon
summons

upheaval
liquidate
resistance
revenge
liberation

Questions:

1.  Over what issue did Eliezer and his father argue?

2.  After his father had become ill, what secret did he tell Eliezer?

3.  Why were the others unable to stand his father and what did they do to him as a
      result of their impatience with him?

4.  What advice did the head of the block give Eliezer regarding his father?

5.  What did Eliezer find upon awakening January 29, 1945?

6.  Describe how he reacted to this.  How did it make him feel?

7.   What was Eliezer's one desire at this time?

8.  What is the significance of April 10th?

9.  What was their first act as free men?

10.  Describe the impact that looking in the mirror had on Eliezer.

11.  In your own words, describe why you think this book is titled Night.  Be sure to include quotes with page numbers and apply any necessary literary terms.

 

The assessment/Night Project on the novel Night will be constructed in class the week of April 13-17.  Most will be completed by the 17th, but I can flexible with that due date.


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