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

2. Who is the island girl who claims Papillon as her own?

3. Which of the following is NOT something Papillon and the others procure in Ile aux Pigeons?

4. Who is the prisoner who Papillon pays to help him escape?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What assistance does Papillon receive from the Bowen family in Trinidad?

9. What is Papillon's philosophy about his escape attempts?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting and time period for Charriere's life. What was France and French Guiana like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and issues of Charriere?

Essay Topic 2

Charriere was a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony, briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 3

Charriere uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the book and note why they are examples of irony.

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