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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. How does Papillon utilize a younger prisoner with a feminine appearance?
(a) To seduce a guard.
(b) To hide his plan.
(c) To crawl through a small space.
(d) To distract the other prisoners.

2. Why does Papillon think it would be wrong to punish him for trying to escape?
(a) Because he is insane.
(b) Because he is an innocent man.
(c) Because it is what every man would do in his position.
(d) Because he never killed any guards.

3. How old is Papillon when the book begins?
(a) 25.
(b) 35.
(c) 29.
(d) 17.

4. Where is Papillon when the book begins?
(a) A courtroom.
(b) A church.
(c) A casino.
(d) A bar.

5. How many other escaped convicts does Trinidad have who have no way to leave the island?
(a) 7.
(b) 8.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Which prisoner takes great interest in Papillon's escape plan?

3. What is the nickname for the warden at the Royale bagne?

4. When an escape occurs on the island, the warden is punished by losing pay and ________________.

5. Why does Papillon try to learn all he can about the bagne?

Short Essay Questions

1. What kind of reception do Papillon and his cohorts receive in Trinidad?

2. Who is Clousiot and in what plan does Papillon include him?

3. What do Papillon and Maturette learn about staying in Trinidad?

4. What weapon has Papillon been able to secure?

5. Who is Clousiot and what is his connection to Papillon?

6. What happens to hamper the escape attempt?

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

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

9. What does Papillon do during an escape attempt from Barranquilla that prevents the escape?

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

(see the answer keys)

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