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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is now an important plague victim?
2. What is at the core of Rambert's problem?
3. When did Tarrou's mother die?
4. Which other character does Tarrou discuss in this part of his journal?
5. Which character cannot be saved by the serum?
Essay Topic 1
Imagine that you are a member of a school board. Some of the board members wish to remove The Plague by Albert Camus from the school district's reading program as they claim it is too depressing for students and is, furthermore, anti-Christian. Compose the speech you will deliver to defend teaching the novel. What does it contain that is of value to American students?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Some people are of the opinion that the twentieth century produced no greater novel than The Plague. Why do you think people have said this? In your answer, deal with themes and characters.
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