Similes in Night by Elie Wiesel Video


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What is a simile?

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1. What does Eliezer compare Moshe's tears to in Night?

2. To what does Eliezer compare his friends and neighbors that have been driven from their homes in Night?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Author Elie Wiesel uses similes in Night to achieve a particular effect. You'll be quizzed on the definition of similes and how they're applied throughout the book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To successfully pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Define simile
  • Recall what Eliezer compares Moishe's tears to
  • Understand how Eliezer sees his father
  • Assess what Eliezer compares his exiled friends and neighbors to
  • Determine what a Kapo is

Skills Practiced

The quiz gives you practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - be able to accurately define the literary term simile
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained about the way Eliezer begins to see his father
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Night to recognize specific similes from the book

Additional Learning

Similes in Night by Elie Wiesel is a related lesson that goes into more detail regarding the book's applications of simile. The lesson helps students:

  • Understand what figurative language is
  • Learn why the author uses similes in Night
  • Know the fates of the book's main characters