The Plague Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who ecomes general secretary to the squads of volunteers?
(a) Dr. Castel
(b) M. Cottard.
(c) M. Grand
(d) M. Tarrou.

2. What is the result of this treatment?
(a) The boy takes longer to die.
(b) There is no change in his condition.
(c) The formula is patented.
(d) The boy recovers quickly.

3. What is the reason for cautious optimism in the town?
(a) The Prefect has been seen smiling.
(b) A cure might have been found for the plague.
(c) Plague deaths are way down.
(d) The plague has disappeared.

4. What is up with Grand?
(a) He is having a psychotic breakdown.
(b) He is afraid of Cottard.
(c) He has caught the plague.
(d) He is exhausted.

5. Having made his decision, what must Rambert now give up?
(a) His job at the newspaper.
(b) A large income.
(c) His nationality/citizenship.
(d) Happiness with his wife.

6. What error does Rieux think he has made?
(a) He has counted too much on his mother.
(b) He has counted too much on time.
(c) He has given Tarrou the wrong serum.
(d) He has counted too much on Castel's serum.

7. Who is the worst affected emotionally when the patient dies?
(a) Fr Paneloux.
(b) M. Othon
(c) Dr. Rieux.
(d) M. Tarrou

8. Which character cannot be saved by the serum?
(a) M. Othon.
(b) M. Cottard.
(c) Mme. Rieux.
(d) M. Grand.

9. Which prominent citizen joins the volunteers?
(a) Fr Paneloux.
(b) The Prefect.
(c) Cardinal Richelieu.
(d) Dr. Castel.

10. How is Rambert's wife arriving?
(a) By car.
(b) By train.
(c) By air from Casablanca.
(d) By ship from Marseilles.

11. How has Fr Paneloux assisted the community during the plague?
(a) He has worked in hospitals.
(b) He has preached supportive sermons.
(c) He has researched ancient inscriptions for plague remedies.
(d) He has said Mass every day.

12. What is Rieux's opinion about the case?
(a) That it is hopeless.
(b) That the boy is malingering.
(c) That it is mild.
(d) That the boy has a good chance of recovery.

13. What criticism is made of Fr Paneloux after the sermon?
(a) That he has committed polysemy.
(b) That he can't be heard at the back of the church.
(c) That he has committed simony.
(d) That he has committed sacrilege.

14. How does Rieux find out about his wife's condition?
(a) He sends a telegram.
(b) He calls the house physician.
(c) He calls his wife.
(d) He writes to the sanatorium,

15. What seems to be an important factor in the reduction of plague deaths?
(a) The change in the weather.
(b) Dr. Castel's serum, which is now more effective.
(c) Dr. Rieux's careful treatment of his patients.
(d) Prayer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is taking place in the town?

2. What has Dr. Castel achieved?

3. What happens on January 25th?

4. Who does Rieux confide in?

5. What was Tarrou's father's occupation?

(see the answer keys)

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