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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who brings in friends from Paris to see the mining town?
(a) the Grégoires
(b) Moretie
(c) Mrs. Hennebeau
(d) Deneulin

2. How old is Etienne Lantier?
(a) about 18
(b) about 21
(c) about 40
(d) about 30

3. How does Chaval feel about Catherine?
(a) he respects her
(b) he likes her
(c) he loves her
(d) he feels nothing

4. What are the type of people who tend to go to the Advantage?
(a) older men
(b) mine management
(c) dissatified workers
(d) young people

5. What happens with the provident fund?
(a) Etienne steals from it
(b) it grows quickly
(c) it never gets off the ground
(d) it grows slowly

6. About what do Etienne and Souvarine talk?
(a) how to make money
(b) how to be a good hewer
(c) escaping the mines and going to Paris
(d) the future of the workers

7. Why is La Maheude upset about her family?
(a) they won't listen to her
(b) she doesn't have the money to feed them
(c) they all work in the mine
(d) they are leaving home

8. How does Léon Grégoire make his money?
(a) he's a trader
(b) from the grocery store
(c) from the mine profits
(d) he's a banker

9. What does Deneulin ask of Gregoire?
(a) to invest in Gregoire's mine
(b) to borrow money
(c) to marry his daughter
(d) to pay for Deneulin's schooling

10. How do the visitors treat the people in the village?
(a) with aloofness
(b) with surface politeness
(c) with kindness
(d) with irritation

11. What is the name of Bonnemort's family?
(a) the Marsades family
(b) the Maheu family
(c) the Dauques family
(d) the Forty family

12. How does Etienne feel about the miners with whom he is working?
(a) superior
(b) irritated
(c) compassionate
(d) judgmental

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

14. Where did Léon Grégoire get his money?
(a) good investments
(b) stealing
(c) from his wife
(d) inheritance

15. Who is Deneulin?
(a) the manager of the mine
(b) a miner in Voreux
(c) Grégoire's cousin
(d) Catherine's boyfriend

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Chaval almost instantly dislike Etienne?

2. Why do the supervisors fine the Maheu team?

3. Why would visitors come to the mining village?

4. How do the other miners see Etienne at work?

5. By what name does Bonnemort's daughter-in-law go?

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