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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What trees grow above the city?
(a) Olives and eucalypts.
(b) Olives and oranges.
(c) Mastics and olives.
(d) Mimosa and pittosporums.

2. What had changed Camus' life in September, 1939?
(a) War.
(b) His belief that God was dead.
(c) Marriage.
(d) The birth of his twin children.

3. What does Camus say is foreign to us today?
(a) Compassion.
(b) The simple nobility of Ulysses.
(c) The guiles and temptations of Calypso.
(d) A sense of fair play.

4. What restores calm to the fight audience after the near-riot?
(a) The arrival of the police.
(b) A plea from Camus himself.
(c) The announcement of the main bout.
(d) Pleas from a tearful woman.

5. Traditionally, what has the left (of politics) been concerned to fight, according to Camus?
(a) Freedom of speech and worship.
(b) Government interference, trade unions and religious fundamentalists.
(c) Injustice, obscurantism and oppression.
(d) Freedom of the press, injustice and political change.

6. Where did Sakyamuni meditate?
(a) In a dark room.
(b) In the desert.
(c) On top of a holy mountain.
(d) On top of a pole.

7. What can an artist do in the world of today?
(a) Very little because so many governments are totalitarian in style.
(b) Very little because so many governments are corrupt.
(c) Provide people with gentle amusement to take their minds off their troubles.
(d) He can and should be an advocate for the opressed in many contexts.

8. What does the name Chenoua refer to?
(a) A pre-Islamic goddess.
(b) A mountain.
(c) The harbor at Algiers.
(d) A type of Berber carpet.

9. In this essay, the Minotaur is used to represent which human experience?
(a) Passion.
(b) Bewilderment.
(c) Boredom.
(d) Power.

10. Of what does Camus accuse the Marxists?
(a) Giving in to the theists.
(b) Rejecting the reality of human nature.
(c) Supporting harsh rule.
(d) Failing to take a firmer stand.

11. What had the writer hoped to gain when he first visited Tipasa?
(a) The clarification of childhood memories.
(b) The recapturing of his sense of freedom.
(c) Experience as a tour guide.
(d) Some Phoenecian artifacts that might make him rich.

12. From examining the text, what do we learn about Salamis?
(a) That is was a sea battle.
(b) That barbarians lived there.
(c) That it was a lost text.
(d) That it was a city overrun by barbarians.

13. Camus mentions the parliament of birds in which literary source?
(a) Arabian.
(b) English.
(c) Hindu.
(d) Russian.

14. How does night descend on the city?
(a) Suddenly.
(b) Like a thief.
(c) By abrupt degrees.
(d) Slowly, after a long twilight.

15. Of what do the freighters from Norway smell?
(a) Wood.
(b) Oil.
(c) Wine.
(d) Tobacco.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what does the color of the ruined city's columns remind the writer?

2. How does Camus classify Oran?

3. With what did Socrates' life end.

4. How does Camus evaluate the role of the artist??

5. What significant thing concerning Socrates does Camus refer to?

(see the answer keys)

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