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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Cottard's reaction to the officials?
2. Which character cannot be saved by the serum?
3. To what does Tarrou compare lawyers and judges?
4. What is the situation with food supply?
5. How is Tarrou reminded of his mother?
Essay Topic 1
The Plague includes conflict between certain ideologies and world views. For example, between those who do not believe in Christianity (like Dr. Rieux) and those who do. There is also action that represents the conflict between the interests of the individual and those of society. Select an area of ideological conflict that interests you and discuss the way this is represented in The Plague. Is the conflict resolved?
Essay Topic 2
Weather conditions in Oran are frequently described at important points in the novel. Examine the ways three of these are connected emotionally or thematically with the action and/or characters in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
The Plague depicts people coping with a terrible crisis. It is concerned with separation and loss. Choose three characters from the novel and discuss the way each of them deals with separation and loss.
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