The Plague Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4: Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Tarrou's response to the ideas in the High Mass sermon?
(a) He believes in collective punishment as truth.
(b) He believes the ideas are sound.
(c) He does not think the ideas are worth discussing.
(d) He does not believe in collective punishment.

2. What important information is given in the notices?
(a) Cases of fever are to be reported, rats will be exterminated and the water supply monitored.
(b) Cases of fever are to be treated by Dr Rieux, the rats are to be exteminated and the water supply monitored.
(c) Cases of vever are to be treated at home after they are reported, a black mark has to be painted on the door of a plague house and volunteers are needed for trial of a serum.
(d) Cases of fever are to be reported and a bounty has been placed on rats.

3. Why don't all sufferers have hospital treatment?
(a) They die before they can get to hospital.
(b) They have no transport.
(c) Dr Rieux has quarantined them.
(d) There are not enough beds at the hospital.

4. In what important way has the plague changed?
(a) It has changed from bubonic to pneumonic.
(b) It has become much more severe.
(c) It has changed from pneumonic to bubonic.
(d) It has changed from bubonic to harmonic.

5. How is food distributed to the people in the camp?
(a) The food is provided by relatives.
(b) Via small electric trucks.
(c) By donkey.
(d) The food is sent in by the Red Cross and dropped from helicopters.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do notices about the disease appear?

2. What important Christian feast is ignored this year?

3. How does Rieux caution Tarrou?

4. What is Rieux's attitude to religion and God?

5. Why are newspaper reports optimistic?

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