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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the miners decide to do when the company lowers their pay?
(a) destroy the mine
(b) go on strike
(c) kill the owner
(d) rob the mine's payroll

2. Why does Bonnemort go outside to cough when the visitors are there?
(a) so he won't be embarrassed
(b) so they don't know he's sick
(c) so he won't scare them
(d) so he won't get anything on them

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

4. What does Souvarine think is the solution to the miners' problems?
(a) working harder
(b) banding together
(c) total destruction of everything
(d) prayer

5. What does Etienne suggest the workers create?
(a) a provident fund
(b) a different shift system
(c) a health plan
(d) a way to rotate workers

6. What happens to Etienne's relationship with Catherine when he moves into her home?
(a) it becomes physical
(b) it gets stronger
(c) it falls apart
(d) nothing

7. Why do the Maheus see Catherine moving out as a traitor act to the family?
(a) she is giving her money to Chaval
(b) her wages will be lost
(c) she can't babysit the younger children
(d) she's living unmarried with a man

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

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

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

11. Who is Zacharie?
(a) the oldest Maheu child
(b) a young street vendor
(c) Etienne's cousin
(d) Chaval's brother

12. Who is the overman who hires Étienne Lantier?
(a) Dom Gernera
(b) Danseart
(c) Phillipe
(d) Jaques

13. Who does Etienne meet on the first day of the job that he likes?
(a) Catherine
(b) La Shale
(c) Bonnie
(d) Phillipe

14. Why was Etienne fired from his previous job?
(a) drinking on the job
(b) political activity
(c) being too friendly with the owner's daughter
(d) hitting a supervisor

15. How is Chaval feeling about the relationship between Catherine and Etienne?
(a) enraged
(b) happy
(c) indifferent
(d) extremely jealous

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Chaval go when the miners strike?

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

3. How many members of the Maheu family work in the mines?

4. What does Etienne see during his walk?

5. What happens to Jeanlin in the accident in November in the mine?

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