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. Of which of the following materials is the beach house made?

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

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

4. What does Salamano say in his testimony?

5. As Meursault watches Marie converse with Masson's wife, what does he think about?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What question does the magistrate ask Meursault in which he is not satisfied with the response?

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

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

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

7. Who does Meursault's attorney talk to and what does he find when he investigates Meursault's background?

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

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

10. Whose testimony seems the most damaging and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Meursault travels to his mother's funeral at the beginning of the novel. After that, most of his movement is confined to a small area, especially in prison. Write an essay explaining how movement and lack of movement influence the character and plot development.

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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