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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 turn to in an attempt to rediscover his enthusiasm?
2. What is the name of the painting?
3. What age was the little ease employed?
4. What does Clamence decide to join after the incident with the dog?
5. What do jailers do to a person in the spitting cell?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why must the doves remain high in the atmosphere?
2. Describe the Just Judges painting?
3. In what way does Clamence think the deceased is helpless?
4. Summarize Clamence's argument?
5. What is a spitting cell?
6. Why is Clamence a judge pentinent?
7. What is the essence of Clamence's philosophy?
8. How does Clamence decide to add excitement to his life in chapter 5?
9. What debauchery does Clamence partake in?
10. What does Clamence say is the goal of living?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Draw comparisons between Dante's Inferno and the Fall. Why do you think Camus uses Dante as a reference point? What meaning does it give the novel?
Essay Topic 2
Examine the construction of Clamence's argument.
1) How does he introduce his ideas?
2) How does he deconstruct his ideas into a logical conclusion?
3) Are the ideas that Camus presents in his book, ideas that relate only the way Clamence lived his life or is the argument a critique of society in general?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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