Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 1
1. What is the main function of the city of Oran?
2. In what era is the story set?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 2
3. What is Dr. Rieux worried about in Chapter 2?
4. Who is Raymond Rambert?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 3
5. Who is Jean Tarrou?
6. Why is Jean Tarrou important in the story?
Short Essay Question - Part 1: Chapter 4
7. Why is Cottard questioned by the police?
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