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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the protagonist of The Immoralist?
(a) Ali.
(b) Denis.
(c) Michel.
(d) Daniel.

2. Why does Michel prefer to take his walks alone?
(a) So he can grieve over his mother's death.
(b) So his wife won't distract him from interacting with the children.
(c) So he can walk slower due to his limp.
(d) So he can think about his health.

3. As Michel's health improves he still experiences...
(a) No desire for his new wife.
(b) Restless sleep and sweats.
(c) High fevers and chills.
(d) Grief over the loss of his parents.

4. Who does Michel find when he returns to the new walking place alone one evening?
(a) A deformed little boy.
(b) Menalgue.
(c) A handsome 12-year-old goatherd.
(d) His wife.

5. What does Michel rub his body with after jumping into a cold pond?
(a) Tree bark.
(b) Nearby wild sage.
(c) Nearby flowers.
(d) Fresh mint leaves.

6. What does Michel study during his scholarly life?
(a) Literature.
(b) Greek and Latin.
(c) Mathematics and science.
(d) German and French.

7. In Part 1, Chapter 3, Michel returns to the hotel from a walk to find his wife...
(a) With another man.
(b) Nursing an ill Arab boy.
(c) Reading his journal.
(d) Is missing.

8. At the end of Part 1, Chapter 3, who is Michel's favorite boy?
(a) Ali.
(b) Moktir.
(c) Harish.
(d) Menalgue.

9. Why does Michel sunbathe nude and explore the craggy area?
(a) Because spelunking is his hobby.
(b) Because he is strange.
(c) In pursuit of vitality.
(d) He likes to see women on the nude beaches.

10. At the end of Part 1, Chapters 5-7, what does the reader learn that Michel's change in attitude and appearance demonstrate?
(a) That Michel loves tradition and convention.
(b) That Michel is leaving his old life behind and assuming a new identity.
(c) That Michel only wants his wife to be proud of him.
(d) That Michel desires to be a trendsetter.

11. What is the reason for Michel's feelings toward his studies?
(a) Taking a break made him appreciate school more.
(b) He doesn't have anything to prove now that his father is dead.
(c) He cannot imagine life without being a scholar.
(d) He hates the thought of anything dying or decaying.

12. Who introduces Michel to more boys at the new walking place?
(a) His wife.
(b) Menalgue.
(c) A handsome 12-year-old goatherd.
(d) A deformed little boy.

13. What does Michel's wife immediately do when she learns he is sick?
(a) Calls for room service.
(b) Faints.
(c) Leaves.
(d) Calls for a doctor.

14. In Part 1, Chapter 2, who sends Michel a letter and pamphlets regarding his illness?
(a) His mother.
(b) A friend.
(c) His father.
(d) His brother-in-law.

15. In Part 1, Chapter 9, the couple spends several happy days in which town first?
(a) Normandy.
(b) Florence.
(c) Rome.
(d) Sorrento.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why do Michel and his wife decide to leave the hotel?

2. Who is the first Arab boy invited to play in Michel's hotel room?

3. What does Michel read on his last night in Biskra when he can't sleep?

4. How does Michel feel on his last night in Biskra?

5. Why does Michel marry his wife?

(see the answer keys)

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