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The Stranger

The Stranger

by Albert Camus

The Stranger: Yes, His Candy Looks Delicious, But Stay Out of His Van 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 does Meursault do for a living?


He is a shipping clerk
He is a longshoreman
He is a park ranger
He is an actor. Wait - you want to know how he makes money? Oh, okay - he’s unemployed.
Q. What news does Meursault receive in a telegram?


That his home has been sold
That his wife has had a baby
That the war is over
That this is the last telegram he will ever receive since the cell phone has just been invented
That his mother has died
Q. Whom does Meursault befriend?


A magician
A pimp
Heidi Klum, but only via Facebook. Let’s be perfectly clear about that.
A politician
Q. By whom are Meursault and his friends confronted on their beach vacation?


A Mexican
Two Arabs
Three men and a baby
Four Chinese men
Q. Why does Meursault commit murder?


It is self-defense
Because his family is insulted
Because his honor is questioned
There is no real explanation
Because it’s on his bucket list
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