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. While Raymond, Meursault, and Masson are walking, who slashes Raymond on his arms and lips with a knife?

2. When Meursault enters the courtroom, what is he overcome by?

3. While Masson is helping Raymond attend to his injuries, what does Meursault do?

4. Who officially determines Meursault's fate?

5. According to the novel, how do most people who have been accused of murder receive God?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the physical attributes of the visiting room at the prison.

2. Why is Meursault alone on the beach after the day he has spent with Raymond and other friends at the beach house?

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

4. Describe the fight that Raymond and the others have with the Arabs at the beach.

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

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

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

8. Describe Marie's visit to the prison.

9. What does the magistrate question Meursault about and what is Meursault's answer?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you examine the juxtaposition of life and death in the novel. How are these two themes used? Do the discussion of these themes produce similar or different results?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Select one character from the novel other than Meursault. Then, compare and contrast the character with Meursault. What are the similarities and differences in mannerism, action, emotion, thought, and so on?

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