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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the only language the bartender speaks?

2. What does the young woman do in Clamence's story?

3. What drink does Clamence talk lyrically about?

4. Which of the following terms does Clamence use to describe the auditor?

5. What would Clamence's cards read?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the auditor

2. What is Clamence's opinion on slavery?

3. What does Clamence say his sign would be?

4. Describe the Mexico City bar.

5. What does Clamence show himself up to be in this chapter?

6. What is a Sadducee?

7. What was Clamence's role in Paris society?

8. In what way is Clamence similar to the criminals he once defended?

9. What is significant about the story about the motorcycle?

10. How does the narrator compare Amsterdam and Paris?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the main themes of the story. Why do you think these themes are so important to the story? How does Camus use character and setting to express these themes?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the structure of the novel.

1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure; Exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the novel's themes?

2) Away from the narrator examine the way Camus uses the other characters in the story. In what way do they help Clamence get his view across to the reader?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the relationship between the Auditor and Clamence. What are their similarities and differences? How do these differences and similarities work to form their complex relationship Camus develops? Why is it significant that the Clamence sees the Auditor as someone like himself?

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