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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 he is led back into the courtroom, what does Meursault notice?
2. What is Meursault's sentence?
3. When does prison seem most harsh to Meursault?
4. How can the lights in the visiting room of the prison be described?
5. When Raymond and Meursault encounter the two Arabs, what results from them staring each other down with their weapons?
Short Essay Questions
1. As Meursault, Marie, and Raymond travel to the bus stop, who do they see and what comes of the encounter?
2. Describe Meursault's realization about punishment.
3. When does the local magistrate first interview Meursault and in what is he most interested?
4. Describe what Meursault notices as he is placed in the interrogation room for the first time?
5. When Meursault's attorney first arrives, what does he notice about Meursault and how does this affect him?
6. How do Meursault's feelings about God and repentance compare to other people in his situation?
7. Why is Meursault alone on the beach after the day he has spent with Raymond and other friends at the beach house?
8. Describe Marie's visit to the prison.
9. What do Raymond, Masson, and Meursault do immediately after the knife fight on the beach?
10. Whose testimony is last and how does this testimony go?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a significant portion of time spent talking about Salamano's dog. Write an essay explaining the symbolism and meaning of the dog in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay evaluating the conclusion to the novel. Do you think it is complete or do you think it omits important details?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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