Symbols & Symbolism in Night by Elie Wiesel


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What is symbolism?

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1. In Elie Wiesel's Night, what does fire symbolize?

2. How does Elie Wiesel's Night end, and what does this ending symbolize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

By using this quiz/worksheet combo, you can quickly assess your knowledge of symbolism in Night. You will need to know what symbolism is and identify different uses of this literary tool in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these tools, you can gauge your knowledge of:

  • Definition of symbolism
  • What fire symbolizes
  • How Night ends
  • The symbol for hopelessness and suffering

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Night
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the symbolism of the novel's ending
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the symbol of fire in the novel and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can use the lesson titled Symbols & Symbolism in Night by Elie Wiesel to learn more about these literary tools used in the novel. This lesson is great for helping you complete these goals:

  • Understand what corpses symbolize in this novel
  • Examine the purpose of using symbolism
  • Determine how Wiesel uses symbols in his novel