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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Papillon makes friends with a fellow prisoner who helps get Papillon _______________________.
(a) An earlier release date.
(b) Better food.
(c) Returned to the general population.
(d) Some different clothes.

2. What is Papillon not allowed to do in solitary?
(a) Read the Bible.
(b) Talk to anyone.
(c) Sing.
(d) Smoke cigarettes.

3. The bagne is located on which river?
(a) Marseilles River.
(b) Maroni River.
(c) Seine River.
(d) Lyons River.

4. Papillon uses money and ______________ to pay for the aid and supplies for his next escape.
(a) Pearls.
(b) Diamonds.
(c) Food.
(d) A knife.

5. Papillon ingests picric acid to prompt what medical condition?
(a) Malaria.
(b) Epilepsy.
(c) Jaundice.
(d) Tuberculosis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Papillon's sentence?

2. After escaping the Indian territory, Papillon finds himself in the company of ______________.

3. Papillon's friends smuggled in a coconut and _______________ for him every day in solitary.

4. Which country is willing to let Papillon and Maturette dock and rest for awhile on their journey?

5. Which prisoner does Galgani fear?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Papillon describe the conditions of the men waiting to be transported to the bagne?

2. What is "a plan" and how does Papillon use it?

3. What are the warden's terms to which Papillon agrees after his release from solitary confinement?

4. What is the great irony of Clousiot's release from solitary confinement?

5. Who is Maturette and what is his role in the escape?

6. Why are Papillon's underworld friends pleased with Papillon's court appearance?

7. What reason does Papillon give to Lati for leaving the Indian island?

8. What does Papillon inspect when they arrive at a house in Curacao and what charges are made against him regarding what Papillon inspects?

9. How are wardens punished when a prisoner escapes during their watch?

10. What does Papillon learn about prison sentences for men in Colombia?

(see the answer keys)

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