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. To which of the penal colony islands are the three organizers of the revolt sent?

2. What is Papillon's response when three prisoners come to him with a plan for a revolt?

3. How long is Papillon to live in the rural area to complete his deal?

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

5. The new warden tells Papillon that Papillon is to work with __________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is a "Lisette" and who agrees to accompany Papillon on his next escape attempt?

4. Where does Papillon land after a departure from Georgetown?

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

6. How does Papillon end his story?

7. How does Papillon manage to get transferred back to Diable where his chances of escape are more favorable?

8. 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?

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

10. For what reason is Papillon sentenced to eight years in solitary confinement?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one theme in the book. Identify at least two themes in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses some important instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an example of foreshadowing.

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