Papillon Test | Final 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 is the name of the animal that Papillon has to lead to the sea?

2. What is the condition on which Papillon is to be set free?

3. How long does Papillon have to stay in the area before he can go free?

4. The new warden asks Papillon not to attempt an escape for ________________ and then the warden would be gone.

5. What is Papillon's extraordinary change in character?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the new warden at the Royale prison and what job does he give to Papillon?

2. What is Papillon's new escape plan to get off of Diable?

3. What ill fate does Sylvain come to during the escape attempt with Papillon?

4. What is Papillon's sole concern upon being rescued and where is he taken?

5. What is Papillon's idea to prevent the sharks from consuming Carbonieri's body?

6. What does Papillon call the "extraordinary" change in his character?

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

8. Why does Papillon initiate a new escape plan and who does he enlist to help him?

9. What reasons can Papillon give for Sylvain's demise and what selfish thought does Papillon harbor then?

10. How does the war play a part in Papillon's rescue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the major settings for the book. What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

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

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of disappointment. Identify at least two characters who either embody or experience disappointment and then cite an example to support your answers.

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