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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. Why hasn't M. Grand been able to correct the mistake made about his promotion?
(a) He cannot find the time.
(b) The authorities will not allow him to do this.
(c) He cannot find his application form.
(d) He cannot find the right words.

2. Why are the townspeople not told the disease is plague?
(a) Dr Rieux is panicking.
(b) Inspector Clouseau has arrived.
(c) The authorities are not sure that the disease is.
(d) The authorities fear a panic will result.

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

4. Why does Rieux ask Tarrou to do this?
(a) Because he has terrible handwriting.
(b) Because he wants to write an article about it for the Medical Journal.
(c) Because he is too busy to do it himself.
(d) Because he doesn't speak English.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Spaniard's medical condition?

2. To whom does Rieux disclose that the apris serum is not ideally effective?

3. How does Rieux treat the plague victims?

4. What is the apparent result of this weather condition?

5. What is one aspect of the plague that Dr Rieux considers?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one result of the sudden closing of the city gates?

2. When does the Prefect finally take action?

3. Why is news of the plague kept from the people?

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

5. How do people react to Fr. Paneloux's sermon?

6. What does Tarrou record about M. Othon?

7. What is Dr. Rieux worried about in Chapter 2?

8. Who is Raymond Rambert?

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

10. What do you think is interesting about Grand?

(see the answer keys)

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