The Immoralist Test | Mid-Book 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. In Part 1, Chapter 8, who collapses in front of Michel?

2. What is one obstacle in the relationship between Michel and his wife?

3. What happens the night Michel and his wife arrive at the destination they set out for in Part 1, Chapter 8?

4. What does one of the Arab boys steal from Michel's hotel room?

5. Who introduces Michel to more boys at the new walking place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Michel's actions when he realizes a madman is driving Marceline's carriage.

2. What is Menalque's theory of why Michel let the boy in Biskra steal Marceline's scissors?

3. Why does Michel take on a supervisory role when he returns to the family estate?

4. When do Marceline and Michel move to the family estate and who greets them when they arrive?

5. After making love for the first time, what emotions does Michel experience?

6. Michel comes to a realization on the ship during his honeymoon travels. What does Michel realize and how does the realization physically affect Michel?

7. Why does Michel want to travel in Part 3?

8. How does Michel know Marceline's health has taken a turn for the worse and what does he do to help?

9. What two events give Michel and Marceline a feeling of a commitment from their marriage?

10. Michel receives information in the mail about tuberculosis from a friend. After reading that information, what changes does Michel make in his treatment and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify and discuss three points of foreshadowing from the novel. Does the author use foreshadowing effectively? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Menalque and Marceline as foils in The Immoralist.

Essay Topic 3

What role does social class play in The Immoralist? To which social class does Michel belong? To which social class does Menalque belong?

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