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. What does the prosecutor say about Meursault's intelligence?

2. During the magistrate's questioning, what does Meursault remember about the day of the murder?

3. In what type of information is the magistrate most interested?

4. When does prison seem most harsh to Meursault?

5. What is Meursault looking for when he finds the Arab man lying near the water?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. When Meursault's attorney first arrives, what does he notice about Meursault and how does this affect him?

5. How does Meursault respond to the magistrate's question about whether he has anything to say in his own defense and how does the jury interpret his response?

6. What do Raymond, Masson, and Meursault do immediately after the knife fight on the beach?

7. What does Meursault miss in prison and what does the guard have to say about this?

8. Whose testimony seems the most damaging and why?

9. What can Meursault see outside his prison cell?

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

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

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 3

Write an essay evaluating the role and treatment of family in the novel.

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