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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many staff work at Hotel X?
(a) 140
(b) 80
(c) 110
(d) 120

2. What is the narrator's position at the hotel?
(a) Cleaner
(b) Waiter
(c) Manager
(d) Plonguer

3. What do the postcard sellers say they are selling?
(a) Sweets
(b) Pornography
(c) Photographs
(d) Art

4. Why does the narrator say people have the instinct to keep slaves?
(a) The need to feel dominant
(b) Laziness
(c) To have more leisure time
(d) Fear of the mob

5. Where do Charlie and Yvonne meet the woman from the charity?
(a) The street
(b) A church
(c) A bar
(d) A bistro

6. What kind of people does the charity in Charlie's story feed?
(a) Tramps
(b) Writers
(c) Pregnant women
(d) Foreigners

7. What does the narrator say goes out of the window when people are hungry?
(a) Respectability
(b) Money
(c) Fun
(d) Morals

8. What does the narrator not have that he had at the hotel?
(a) Daily pay
(b) Music
(c) Breaks
(d) Chambermids

9. To what kind of people is the fear of the mob attributed?
(a) Nobility
(b) Intelligent people
(c) The middle classes
(d) The working classes

10. What does the narrator wear to the Auberge on his last day in Paris?
(a) A suit
(b) Shorts
(c) Nothing
(d) A wet suit

11. Who is second most important person at the hotel?
(a) The maitre d'Hotel
(b) The plongeur
(c) The waiters
(d) The manager

12. What does the narrator say he thought the French knew when they saw it?
(a) Pretty girls
(b) Good food
(c) Rotten meat
(d) Good wine

13. How many francs a week does the narrator have to spend on drink?
(a) 50
(b) 30
(c) 100
(d) 12

14. How big is Boris' room?
(a) 8x8
(b) 10x10
(c) 12x12
(d) 10x7

15. What two words does the narrator associate with a plongeur's work?
(a) Hard and stupid
(b) Rewarding and pay
(c) Hard and unrewarding
(d) Stupid and unnecessary

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of speech does Furex give every Saturday?

2. How many hours a day does the narrator work at the restaurant?

3. What is the name of the restaurant?

4. What is the name of the quarter in which the narrator lives?

5. Where does the narrator say people can get much better food?

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