by Albert Camus
The Plague: Now You Serum, Now You Don’t 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. What does Father Paneloux tell the people of the town?
That God will save them
That if everyone’s so worried about plaque, they should floss more. (He doesn’t have the best hearing, and he’s a little senile on top of it.)
That those who are virtuous will be going to a better place
That everyone in the town deserves what is happening to them
Q. What does Cottard agree to help Rambert do?
Escape from the town
Get an interview with the mayor
Move. He always gets suckered into that one. That’s what you get for owning a truck.
Kill all of those who have been infected with the plague
Q. How well does the serum that is devised by Rieux’s colleague work for the young boy?
Not at all
It keeps him alive but does not alleviate the symptoms
It perfectly cures him in less than a week
Incredibly, after taking it he instantly divulges the complete and absolute truth
Unfortunately, it does bupkis for the plague
Q. What is Tarrou passionately against?
Drinking tap water
The death penalty
Q. What happens to Rieux?
He dies of the plague
He is cured by the serum
We aren’t told
He marries the plague and they move to Hoboken