1. During the Holocaust, terrible things were done by real people, with real faces, names, and life histories. Who did the “Terrible Things” in the story symbolize and who did the animals symbolize?
2. What happened after the Terrible Things took away all the animals? Did it have a negative or positive effect. Connect your answer to the effects of the Holocaust.
3. Genocide means: The deliberate killing of a large group, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Do you consider what happened to all the animals in “Terrible Things” a genocide? Why or why not? Explain.
4. Compare one group of animals to what Elie experienced during the Holocaust. Why did you choose that animal? Explain the connection between Elie and the animal you picked. Use text evidence to support your reasoning.