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 Meursault do on the morning after his night with Marie?

2. After spending the day together, where do Meursault and Marie go in the evening after his mother's funeral?

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

4. Why does Meursault refuse to call the police when the commotion is going on in Raymond's apartment?

5. Why does a job open up in Paris with Meursault's company?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Meursault miss in prison and what does the guard have to say about this?

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

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

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

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

6. What is Meursault's mindset by the time Marie comes to visit him and why?

7. What do Meursault, Marie, and Raymond spend the morning doing after arriving at the beach house?

8. What are the jury's findings in the case and what is the sentence?

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

10. Describe Raymond and Meursault's night after they go to the police station together?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Meursault encounters many different characters during the novel. Which of these characters do you think has the most influence on him? On whom do you think he has the most influence? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in which you evaluate personal interaction in the novel. Consider how Meursault interacts with others and how they perceive his interaction.

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