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The Stranger by Camus Novel Test

by Michael Stultz, M.A.

  • Release Date: February 12, 2019
  • Subjects: Language Arts
  • Age Levels: Grade 12
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  • Define the term “existentialism” and connect it what we have read.
  • Define the term “antihero” and connect it what we have read.
  • What are the three characteristics of an “absurd hero”? Explain each.
  • What are the three translations for the title L’Étranger? Explain each.
  • QUESTION: Why does Camus have his main character find this newspaper clipping under his bed? What does this say about what Camus and Mersault believe?
  • Find foils (or opposites) for Meursault in both Part I and Part II of the novel. How is each character different than Meursault? What situations reveal these differences? (Write in paragraphs. Be specific.)
  • How are the three deaths in the novel connected in terms of cause and effect? Do any of the deaths lead to another death? Why? Use examples from the novel.

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