The Stranger Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what time does Salamano reminisce with Meursault?

2. What does Raymond suggest that he and the person who accompanied him do after they return back from the police station?

3. What does Salamano have with him when Meursault sees him in front of his apartment?

4. When Meursault returns home after dinner with the odd woman, what news does Salamano give him about the dog?

5. How does Meursault react to the people who are visibly grieving his mother's death at the funeral?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Marie's visit to the prison.

2. When does the local magistrate first interview Meursault and in what is he most interested?

3. When Raymond opens the door for the police, what does the policeman discover and who else is observing the situation?

4. Describe the fight that Raymond and the others have with the Arabs at the beach.

5. Who does Meursault's attorney talk to and what does he find when he investigates Meursault's background?

6. Describe Meursault's experience washing his hands in the office when he returns to work.

7. Describe Meursault's dinner at Celeste's when Marie cannot meet him for dinner?

8. How does Meursault respond to not knowing exactly when he will be executed?

9. How does Meursault respond to the magistrate's question about whether he has anything to say in his own defense and how does the jury interpret his response?

10. Why does Meursault's employer chastise Meursault?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay discussing the role of religion or religious belief in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the points made about the justice system in the novel. Write an essay evaluating the critiques of the justice system in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay evaluating the role and treatment of family in the novel.

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