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

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

3. To what does Tarrou compare lawyers and judges?
(a) The elders of the Church.
(b) Saints.
(c) Gardeners.
(d) The plague.

4. Which other character does Tarrou discuss in this part of his journal?
(a) M. Cottard.
(b) Fr, Paneloux.
(c) M. Othon.
(d) M. Grand.

5. What makes Tarrou and Rieux very conscious of their isolation?
(a) The fact that they never get mail from the outside world.
(b) The silences at night.
(c) Looking at a full moon.
(d) The view from the terrace at the asthma patient's home.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reason for cautious optimism in the town?

2. How does Rieux break with policy?

3. Why are many families not allowed to attend the funerals of loved ones?

4. To what does Dr. Rieux confess?

5. In his struggle of conscience, who does Rambert resemble?

Short Essay Questions

1. How can we tell that Tarrou is a force for good in the town?

2. What drastic developments are depicted in Part 3 Chapter 1?

3. Comment on the change in M. Othon.

4. What sort of man was Jean Tarrou's father?

5. In what ways do Tarrou's plague symptoms first appear?

6. What is Tarrou's philosophy?

7. Why is there a steady supply of workers taking care of burials?

8. Comment on the 'reality' behind the phenomenon of the Oran people, now free of the plague, walking the streets.

9. Account for Cottard's behavior in Part 5 Chapter 5.

10. How are local printing firms and newspapers able to profit by people's fear of the plague?

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