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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 seems to dismay Papillon about the prison?
2. To what island does Papillon get transferred?
3. Why does Papillon refuse to come closer to the torpedo ship?
4. Where is Papillon's friend, Carbonieri, killed?
5. What happens to the men who killed Carobnieri?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Papillon know that the revolt at the Royale prison has taken place and how does Papillon intervene to get the situation calmed down with the warden?
2. What is a "Lisette" and who agrees to accompany Papillon on his next escape attempt?
3. What ill fate does Sylvain come to during the escape attempt with Papillon?
4. What is the fishing village where Papillon and his cohorts live and where do the police eventually take them?
5. Describe Papillon's rescue by the torpedo ship.
6. What is Papillon's new escape plan to get off of Diable?
7. What is Papillon's sole concern upon being rescued and where is he taken?
8. Who is the new warden at the Royale prison and what job does he give to Papillon?
9. What reasons can Papillon give for Sylvain's demise and what selfish thought does Papillon harbor then?
10. Where does Papillon and Carbonieri bury the raft pieces during the time they are working on it and what is the method they are going to use to keep the raft afloat?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
PAPILLON is a classic loss-and-renewal story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Freedom takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of the passion for freedom? How pervasive were the attempts to achieve freedom? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
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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