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The Stranger

The Stranger

by Albert Camus

The Stranger: Back When You Needed a Good Reason to Kill a Foreigner Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Stranger? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What most concerns the court at Meursault’s murder trial?


The brutality of the murder
The senselessness of the murder
Meursault’s lack of grief over his mother’s death
That spider on the wall near the bailiff. Get it! Somebody get it!
Q. What is a misanthrope?


Someone who hates mankind
A fantastic vocab word. Don’t even bother learning what it means - just sprinkle it into conversation willy-nilly and your friends are bound to be impressed.
A serial killer
A chronic liar
Q. What does the jury find punishable by death?


Meursault’s crime
Meursault’s character
Having long, spindly legs and an ugly face. Kill it! Won’t somebody kill it already?
Meursault’s lack of defense
Q. What does Meursault denounce?


Christianity
Target’s return policy
The judicial system
The penal system
Q. How does Meursault view his upcoming execution?


With terror
He has come to terms with the fact that he is deserving of his sentence
He is looking forward to it
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