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. How old is Papillon when he is transferred to the new island?

2. Who is acquitted of his role in Papillon's escape attempt?

3. Papillon buries pieces of the raft in the garden and in __________________.

4. Who becomes Papillon's new friend at the new prison?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Papillon's plans for surviving the eight-year stint of solitary confinement?

3. 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?

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

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

6. How does Papillon end his story?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

PAPILLON is a classic loss-and-renewal story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category? Explain.

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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