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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. What sentence are men never given in Colombia?
(a) Life in prison.
(b) Death.
(c) Five to ten years.
(d) Twenty years to life.

2. What does Papillon admit to the authorities?
(a) He has escaped from Rio Hacha.
(b) He will kill anyone who tries to stop him from leaving.
(c) He will kill himself before being taken back to prison.
(d) He will give them all his pearls if they don't arrest him.

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

4. How many days does the trip to the bagne take?
(a) 4.
(b) 18.
(c) 7.
(d) 27.

5. What is a cavale?
(a) A French pastry.
(b) An escape.
(c) A gardening tool.
(d) A boat.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Clousiot after two years in solitary confinement?

2. Papillon ingests picric acid to prompt what medical condition?

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

4. Who buys a boat for Papillon and the other escapees?

5. What happens to Papillon and the others when arriving at Curacao?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What information does Papillon receive from his friend, Batton?

4. What is the Ile Aux Pigeons and what benefit comes of visiting there?

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

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

7. What do Dega and Galgani smuggle in to Papillon each day of his solitary confinement?

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

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

10. What misfortune befalls Papillon after he leaves the three convicts out on a beach a little ways from Trinidad?

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