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. What mode of transportation does Meursault take to the village where his mother's retirement home is located?

2. Which of the following items does Meursault borrow from a friend before traveling to his mother's funeral?

3. Which of the following does Meursault NOT notice during his reflections the weekend after his mother's funeral?

4. As a gesture of their new friendship what does Raymond offer to Meursault?

5. Why is Raymond tense before going to the beach house?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Meursault meet Marie on the day after his mother's funeral and what do they spend the day doing?

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

3. Who is Perez and what does he do during the funeral procession?

4. How does Meursault respond when Marie asks him to marry her and how does he feel about the question?

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

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

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

8. Where does the caretaker of the nursing home take Meursault after his arrival and what does the caretaker offer to do in this place that Meursault refuses?

9. Why does Raymond invite Meursault to the police station with him and how does Meursault respond

10. Where does Meursault stay during his night in the village where his mother had lived and who stays with him?

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

Select a character from the novel. Then write an essay in which you evaluate whether the character is portrayed consistently.

Essay Topic 3

Meursault seems to remember very little when questioned about the shooting. Write an essay discussing the role of memory in the novel.

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