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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What point is Camus making through this chapter?
(a) That we should accept musery.
(b) That human beings can cope quite well in isolation.
(c) That plague is incurable.
(d) That isolation increases human misery.

2. Who comes with Grand to see Dr Rieux?
(a) M. Tarrou.
(b) Mme. de Valois.
(c) M. Cottard.
(d) The chief of police.

3. What is Fr Paneloux's religious order?
(a) He is a Dominican.
(b) He is a Franciscan.
(c) He is a Discalced Carmelite.
(d) He is a Jesuit.

4. In what way are people allowed to communicate with those outside the city?
(a) Carrier pigeons.
(b) Telegram.
(c) Mobile phones.
(d) They are not allowed to communicate at all.

5. What sort of communication is forbidden?
(a) Writing or receiving letters.
(b) Making audio tapes.
(c) Sending telegrams.
(d) Kissing and embracing in the street.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why hasn't M. Grand been able to correct the mistake made about his promotion?

2. In what important way has the plague changed?

3. What action does the Prefect take?

4. What is the problem with the shipment of serum?

5. Who is the first victim of the plague?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which character is very persistent in Part 2 Chapter 5?

2. What does Dr. Rieux muse about in Part 1 Chapter 5?

3. How does the relationship between Dr. Rieux and M. Grand develop?

4. Who is Raymond Rambert?

5. As described in Chapter 7, what are the first steps taken to deal with the crisis?

6. In what era is the story set?

7. Why is Mme. Rieux concerned about her son?

8. What literary device does Camus use in Chapter 5 to accentuate meaning?

9. Why is Cottard questioned by the police?

10. What does Fr. Paneloux tell the people in his sermon at High Mass?

(see the answer keys)

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