The Stranger Test | Final 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. When Meursault tells the guard about the things that he misses, what does the guard say?

2. What size is the visiting room at the prison?

3. Why does Meursault feel sleepy and dizzy walking after lunch at the beach house?

4. What does Meursault say when the magistrate asks if he has anything to say in his own defense?

5. After asking Meursault to confirm his identity, what question does the Magistrate ask him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. As the trial progresses, how does Meursault handle the trial and why?

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

4. For what means does the prosecutor state that Meursault is an intelligent man?

5. Whose testimony is last and how does this testimony go?

6. Describe the events surrounding Meursault's killing of the Arab.

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

8. How do Meursault's feelings about God and repentance compare to other people in his situation?

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

10. Describe what Meursault notices as he is placed in the interrogation room for the first time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Meursault is offered a job in Paris. Compare and contrast his home city of Algiers, North Africa and the city Paris according to the evidence provided in the novel. Make sure to include references to how each are uses figuratively as well as literally.

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