Night by Elie Wiesel Chapter 2 Summary


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What are the conditions like on the train car in Chapter 2 of Night?

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1. In Chapter 2 of Night, what do the Nazis do to prevent the villagers from escaping the car?

2. What do the Jews hear from the locals about Auschwitz in Chapter 2 of Night?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapter 2 in 'Night' is a pivotal point in the book. Check your knowledge of these significant rising actions with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Knowledge of the following from Chapter 2 will be tested:

  • What Jews heard from locals about Aushwitz
  • Madame Schaechter's ranting that seems to be true upon exiting the cars
  • The train car's condition

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the Nazis did so that the villagers could not escape the car
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a questions about what the Jews had lost other than their homes and possessions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Chapter 2 in 'Night'

Additional Learning

Increase your understanding of the events in Chapter 2 of Elie Wiesel's memoir by reviewing the lesson titled Night by Elie Wiesel Chapter 2 Summary. Objectives covered include:

  • Review the events in Chapter 1 of 'Night'
  • Understand the worsening of Elie and the other Jews' conditions in Chapter 2
  • Know what they saw once the arrived at Birkenau