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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. With what does Rieux contrast pictures of the plague through history?
(a) Pictures of Oran's parks and gardens.
(b) Cottard's predicament.
(c) A photograph of his wife.
(d) The tranquil and beautiful spring day.

2. Which method is successful for the character in attaining the goal?
(a) Sabotage.
(b) Civil disobedience.
(c) None. He fails.
(d) Rational argument.

3. What else does Dr Rieux muse about in relation to the plague?
(a) Its geography.
(b) Its use as a biological weapon.
(c) Its power.
(d) Its symptoms/manifestations.

4. What does Tarrou say about Othon as a father?
(a) That he cannot control his children.
(b) That he is a loving disciplinarian.
(c) That he is very demanding and controlling.
(d) That he is neglectful of his children.

5. In what city is the story set?
(a) The city of Oran.
(b) The city of Aran.
(c) The city of Algiers.
(d) The city of Casablanca.

6. What human attitude concerns Rieux?
(a) Humans' quick acceptance of reality.
(b) Human infallibility.
(c) Humans' inability to accept reality.
(d) Human prejudice and warmongering.

7. What problem has the Prefect to deal with, making his job harder?
(a) His wife is having an affair and he doesn't know with whom.
(b) He has to deal with a rebellion and drunkenness.
(c) People are pressurising him to sack Dr. Rieux.
(d) People keep taking their frustrations out on him and ask him to bend the rules for them.

8. What is making things difficult for cinema owners?
(a) They are only allowed to show newsreels.
(b) They have no new films to show.
(c) They can't get ushers because of the plague.
(d) They have to charge lower admission fees.

9. What measures is the Prefect forced to take?
(a) Putting armed guards at all liquor outlets and rationing water.
(b) Traffic control, cinema closure and water rationing.
(c) Traffic control and rationing of food and electricity.
(d) Arresting anyone who drinks in the street and closing the cinemas.

10. What is the problem with the shipment of serum?
(a) It is the wrong sort.
(b) It has been contaminated.
(c) It has been accidentally destroyed in transit.
(d) It is inadequate for needs.

11. Where is this information to be found?
(a) On walls, as graffiti.
(b) In Tarrou's journal.
(c) On walls, as in public notices.
(d) In the newspapers.

12. What important meeting takes place?
(a) The Prefect meets Dr. Rieux's wife.
(b) The Prefect meets a committee of doctors.
(c) The Prefect meets with ratcatchers.
(d) The Prefect meets a committee of concerned citizens.

13. In what way is the character similar emotionally to the townspeople?
(a) Both are jubilant.
(b) Both are indifferent to the world.
(c) Both are despondent.
(d) Both are cynical.

14. What does Dr. Rieux urge the committee to do?
(a) Start public health measures as if the disease is plague.
(b) Inoculate the Prefect with anti-plague serum.
(c) Avoid panicking the citizens.
(d) Get rid of all rats.

15. What is NOT a symptom of the plague?
(a) Fear of water (hydrophobia).
(b) Extreme thirst.
(c) Buboes.
(d) Delerium.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what predicament does Rambert find himself?

2. Why does Rieux ask Tarrou to do this?

3. How has Rieux's work-load increased?

4. What is the town's response to the Week of Prayer?

5. Who comes with M. Joseph Grand to see Dr Rieux?

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