Metaphors in Night by Elie Wiesel


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What is a metaphor?

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1. What metaphor is used in Night to describe the abandoned town as they are evacuated?

2. What metaphor is used in Night to describe the fear Elie felt when he learned what was in store for him in Auschwitz?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Elie Wiesel's Night tells the story of the author's experience in a Nazi concentration camp. This quiz features questions about Wiesel's use of metaphors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • The definition of a metaphor
  • The abandoned town
  • Elie's fear
  • The Polish leader

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you have learned the most important details about Night
  • Defining key concepts - define essential terms from the lesson, primarily metaphor
  • Critical thinking - use the lesson's teachings about metaphors to analyze selected quotations from Night in a new light

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled Metaphors in Night by Elie Wiesel contains more information about the use of this literary technique. Lesson objectives include:

  • Review the events of Elie's first night at the camp
  • Explore the camp's constant comparison to Hell
  • Discuss the train ride to Auschwitz