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The Plague

The Plague


by Albert Camus

The Plague: Hey, Just Be Grateful There Aren’t Ten of Them Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Plague? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In what African country is this novel set?

Djibouti. He he. "Djibouti."
Q. What is the first sign of the plague?

The skies grow dark with the wrath of God
An itching, burning sensation and a strange urinary discharge. Nope, wait - that’s herpes.
There are dead rats everywhere
Frogs start falling from the sky
Q. Other than through the narrator’s exposition, how do we find out about the events that are taking place in this story?

From the disjointed scribblings of Rieux’s invalid wife
From the newspaper articles of Raymond Rambert
From the journal entries of Jean Tarrou
From Fox News
Q. What did Cottard try to do unsuccessfully?

A New York Times crossword puzzle
Find a cure for the plague
Quarantine the first few victims of the plague
Kill himself
Q. How long (thus far) is the book Grand is writing?

One sentence
One page
One chapter
Four-and-a-half inches, but please don’t laugh. It’s a little self-conscious.