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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. For what crime is Papillon on trial?
(a) Fraud.
(b) Kidnapping.
(c) Robbery.
(d) Murder.

2. Why does Papillon try to learn all he can about the bagne?
(a) So that he can write a book.
(b) So he can make drawings of it.
(c) So he will be better prepared to escape.
(d) So he can tell his wife about it.

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

4. What is Papillon's only rule for the three convicts wanting to leave on his boat?
(a) They will row at night and sleep during the day.
(b) They have to clean all the fish.
(c) They are not allowed to show any panic.
(d) They have to pay Papillon.

5. What does Galgani ask Papillon to do for him?
(a) Help with his appeals case.
(b) Summon the guard.
(c) Get him some water.
(d) Carry his plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What job does Galgani have at the bagne at this time?

2. What courtesy do the jailers extend to Papillon?

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

4. Who is the other prisoner who is going to escape with Papillon?

5. Why does Papillon ingest the picric acid?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Papillon reject the idea of appealing his sentence?

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

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

4. How does Carbonieri die and what rule of survival does Papillon say that Carbonieri failed to uphold?

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

6. Describe Papillon's rescue by the torpedo ship.

7. What are the terms of Papillon's being set free?

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

9. Who are the three prisoners living in Trinidad and under what conditions does Papillon agree to take them with him?

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

(see the answer keys)

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