Germinal Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part I: Chapter 1-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do the miners hate the supervisors?
(a) they're mean and fine them too much
(b) they have more money than the miners
(c) they don't work much
(d) they hit the miners with whips

2. When did Bonnemort begin working in the mine?
(a) at 12 years old
(b) at 16 years old
(c) at 8 years old
(d) at 5 years old

3. Where does Etienne Lantier arrive the night at the beginning of the novel?
(a) Paris
(b) America
(c) the Voreux mining pit
(d) Marsellies

4. Why do the supervisors fine the Maheu team?
(a) for stopping work before lunch
(b) for faulty timbering
(c) for not meeting the daily quota
(d) for talking too much

5. What does Bonnemort tell Etienne about a job at the mine?
(a) there's no opening for a mechanic
(b) that they need a mechanic
(c) there's lots of work
(d) he could be a supervisor

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Etienne go to rent a room?

2. What is one of the reasons Etienne thinks he might be working in the mine?

3. What is the house number where Bonnemort lives?

4. Why is the innkeeper friendly with Etienne?

5. How old is Etienne Lantier?

(see the answer key)

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