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. What is Tarrou's opinion of his fellow human beings?
(a) He believes they are more selfish than he is.
(b) He believes they lack courage.
(c) He beieves they are more good than bad.
(d) He believes they are more bad than good.

2. Why are many families not allowed to attend the funerals of loved ones?
(a) They are in quarantine.
(b) There are too many of them.
(c) It would be too upsetting for them.
(d) They are not able achieve the strict dress code.

3. What reason does Rieux give for writing his tale of the plague in Oran?
(a) To warn people about rats.
(b) So everyone will know what an important person he has been.
(c) As a gift for his mother and in memory of his wife.
(d) As a record of those who were determined to resist the plague and heal its victims.

4. Why do workers take on the risky business of burying plague victims?
(a) The pay is high.
(b) People are public-spirited and feel an obligation.
(c) They like the outdoors and exercise.
(d) They get free uniforms.

5. What happens when Rieux tries to get Grand into the car?
(a) Grand takes the car keys and runs away.
(b) Grand runs away, then falls over.
(c) Rieux has to hit him to make him keep quiet.
(d) Grand hits him.

6. To what does Dr. Rieux confess?
(a) That he did not love his wife.
(b) That he is the narrator.
(c) That he is a secret believer in Christianity.
(d) That he has stolen Tarrou's journal.

7. Which voice is now telling the story?
(a) Joseph Grand.
(b) Rieux's mother.
(c) The original narrator.
(d) Raymond Rambert.

8. What does Rieux do with Grand's manuscript?
(a) He burns it, only because Grand demands it.
(b) He burns it out of spite.
(c) He reads it and offers to find Grand a literary agent.
(d) He accidentally knocks it into the fire.

9. Who does Rieux confide in?
(a) His mother.
(b) Fr Paneloux
(c) Grand.
(d) Cottard.

10. How did Tarrou respond to his father's court performance?
(a) He had compassion for the accused.
(b) He was embarrassed.
(c) He thought the accused deserved his fate.
(d) He was very proud of his father.

11. What was the elder Tarrou's obsession?
(a) Model trains.
(b) Lego.
(c) The railway directory.
(d) Watching court cases.

12. How does Rieux encourage Tarrou?
(a) He tells him he must live if he is to be a saint.
(b) He tells him he has been nominated for a Papal knighthood.
(c) He tells him his illness is improving.
(d) He tells him he is the best friend he could ever hope to have.

13. What important experience shaped Tarrou's view of capital punishment?
(a) Watching murderers set free without punishment.
(b) Watching executions in Hungary.
(c) Reading about Nazi Germany.
(d) Watching executions in Burma.

14. What was Tarrou's father's occupation?
(a) He was a doctor.
(b) He was a concert pianist.
(c) He was an undertaker.
(d) He was a prosecuting attorney.

15. What is different about Tarrou's journal at this point?
(a) It is harder to read and not so well organised.
(b) It is full of fantasy.
(c) He writes only on every second line.
(d) It is written in red ink.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens on January 25th?

2. Who receives an invitation to the sermon?

3. Which prominent citizen joins the volunteers?

4. Where is Grand taken for treatment?

5. What is taking place in the town?

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