The Fall Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Clamence claim the shop signs symbolize?

2. Why does Clamence claim he is a Judge Pentinent?

3. What is the first stage of Clamence's argument?

4. What door does Clamence ask the auditor to lock?

5. What kind of love does the woman Clamence falls in love with believe in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Clamence's time in the foreign legion.

2. Why does Clamence call attention to the quaintness of Amsterdam?

3. What does the little ease signify?

4. How does Clamence lose his title of pope?

5. What did Clamence find out when he tried to commit suicide?

6. What does the boat in the fifth chapter represent?

7. In what way does Clamence think the deceased is helpless?

8. Why must the doves remain high in the atmosphere?

9. How does Greece contrast with Paris?

10. What is the essence of Clamence's philosophy?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine monologue. How does Camus develop characterization, plot and themes through the use of monologue. What meaning would the novel lose if it was written in ordinary prose?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The novel is set in Amsterdam.

1) What meaning does Amsterdam bring to the novel? What would you automatically presume about a novel that was set in Amsterdam?

2) How different do you think today's Amsterdam is to the Amsterdam in the novel? How do you think the novel's meaning would change if it were set in today's Amsterdam?

3) How do you think the Amsterdam settings of the novel contributes to the novel's philosophy?

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