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. Where does Meursault go on the night of the funeral?

2. Who falls back and takes short cuts during the funeral procession?

3. Before Raymond invites Meursault over for dinner, what is Meursault thinking about eating?

4. How does the proposal between Marie and Meursault occur?

5. Where does Meursault eat before traveling to the village where his mother's retirement home is located?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Meursault's musings at the sun sets on the Sunday after his mother's funeral.

2. Describe Meursault's preparations before boarding the bus to his mother's funeral.

3. On what piece of clothing of Meursault's does Marie comment and what does this item represent?

4. How does Meursault's acknowledgment that his mother's funeral was the day before affect Marie and what observations does she make regarding his treatment of his mother's death?

5. Describe the conversation that Raymond and Meursault have with Salamano about his missing dog.

6. Describe the conversation that Meursault and Marie have about the job offer.

7. While Meursault considers the boiled potatoes he will have for dinner, who invites him for dinner and what is this person's appearance?

8. Where does Meursault go after the funeral and what does he plan to do there?

9. Describe the purpose of the letter that Meursault agrees to write for Raymond.

10. After spending the night together the weekend after Meursault's first week back at work, what do Meursault and Marie talk about and what is his response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Write an essay considering the role that punishment plays in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay evaluating the conclusion to the novel. Do you think it is complete or do you think it omits important details?

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