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

2. Who accompanies Raymond to the police station as a witness?

3. How does the policeman respond to Raymond's verbal abuse when the police come to his home?

4. After his first week back at work after his mother's death, where does Meursault spend time with Marie?

5. What piece of clothing does Marie notice that Meursault is wearing that indicates he is mourning?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When his employer calls him into the office, where does he offer him a job and how does Meursault feel about the offer?

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

6. What are Salamano's thoughts on Meursault sending his mother to the home?

7. Why does Meursault's employer chastise Meursault?

8. How does Meursault spend the morning of the Sunday after his mother's funeral?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Select a physical setting from the novel, for example the cafe, the beach, etc. Then, explore the significance of the setting. How do the details of this setting contribute to plot and/or character development?

Essay Topic 3

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

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