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. Where did the painting once hang?

3. Why must the doves remain in the sky?

4. How many subjects has Clamence got to deal with before he tackles the judge pentinent?

5. Whose company does Clamence say he removes himself from?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Greece contrast with Paris?

2. What is a spitting cell?

3. Describe Clamence's hallucination aboard the boat in chapter 5?

4. What encourage Clamence to join the foreign legion?

5. Why is Clamence a judge pentinent?

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

7. Describe the Just Judges painting?

8. How does Clament change when he begins to fear judgment?

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

10. How does a fear of judgment affect Clament?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a Judge Penitinent? In what way is it a contradiction? Why is this contradiction important to the ideas that Clamence is trying to express? What does Clamence mean when he says that modern life requires a paradox?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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