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. Who does Clament fantasize assaulting?

2. What does Clamence write poetry about?

3. What is Clamence too self obsessed to do?

4. What happens to a person's body when they are in the little ease?

5. What is the sky full of?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Clamence's role as pope?

2. What is a spitting cell?

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

4. Describe the Just Judges painting?

5. How does Greece contrast with Paris?

6. What is a little ease?

7. How does a fear of judgment affect Clament?

8. How does Clamence make himself feel happy?

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

10. What does Clamence say is the goal of living?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine Clamence's character. What is his objective is? What is his conflict? Take what you know about Clamence and write what kind of life you think he would have in today's society. How would his good and bad points translate into today's society?

Essay Topic 2

Examine the role of the outsider in society. Why are so many philosophers and commentators in society thought of as outsiders? In what what way can outsiders see things differently to the majority? Why is their opinion seen as so valid? if it easier for an outsider like Clamence to recognize problems in society?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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