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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. On the day of his trial, where is Meursault taken in handcuffs?
2. When Meursault tells the guard about the things that he misses, what does the guard say?
3. As Meursault watches Marie converse with Masson's wife, what does he think about?
4. How does Meursault perceive being deprived of things after several months in prison?
5. Where does Masson take Raymond for the treatment of his cuts on the beach?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the magistrate question Meursault about and what is Meursault's answer?
2. When Meursault's attorney first arrives, what does he notice about Meursault and how does this affect him?
3. What do Meursault, Marie, and Raymond spend the morning doing after arriving at the beach house?
4. When does the local magistrate first interview Meursault and in what is he most interested?
5. Describe the events surrounding Meursault's killing of the Arab.
6. As the trial progresses, how does Meursault handle the trial and why?
7. What is Meursault's mindset by the time Marie comes to visit him and why?
8. Whose testimony seems the most damaging and why?
9. Who does Meursault's attorney talk to and what does he find when he investigates Meursault's background?
10. What does Meursault miss in prison and what does the guard have to say about this?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay exploring the significance of the role that the Arab men play in the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the points made about the justice system in the novel. Write an essay evaluating the critiques of the justice system in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Select a physical setting from the novel, for example the cafe, the beach, etc. Then, explore the significance of the setting. How do the details of this setting contribute to plot and/or character development?
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