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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Lantier think he must do to save Catherine?
(a) ask her to marry him
(b) tell her parents about Chaval
(c) get rid of Chaval
(d) run away with her

3. Where does Etienne go to rent a room?
(a) the Advantage
(b) Marchiennes
(c) the Jolly Fellow
(d) Le Voreux

4. Who is Léon Grégoire?
(a) the Maheus' cousin
(b) an important investor in the mine
(c) Chaval's father
(d) the night watchman

5. How do the visitors feel about the Maheu children?
(a) they are frightful
(b) they are delightful
(c) they are stupid
(d) they are funny

6. What does Etienne tell the miners he wants to fight?
(a) pay raises
(b) the mines closing
(c) capitalism
(d) poor conditions

7. What does Etienne see during his walk?
(a) the mine being worked
(b) the rape of La Maheude
(c) stealing from the grocery store
(d) the rape of Catherine

8. How do the other miners see Etienne at work?
(a) as too hard working
(b) as lazy
(c) as an educated person
(d) as stupid

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

10. What does Etienne do about what he sees on his walk?
(a) nothing
(b) he watches the miners
(c) he reports the problem
(d) he kills the criminal

11. Why is Deneulin failing in his business?
(a) he is stupid
(b) he lacks management skills
(c) his accountant steals from him
(d) he has lazy workers

12. What does Bonnemort mean?
(a) good luck
(b) good death
(c) sturdy man
(d) bad future

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

14. Who is Rasseneur?
(a) the owner of the Advantage
(b) the owner of the Jolly Roger
(c) the owner of Jean-Bart
(d) the manager of Jean-Bart

15. Who goes with Chaval when he leaves the Voreux?
(a) Catherine
(b) Jeanlin
(c) Souvarine
(d) Zacharie

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Bonnemort delaying his retirement?

2. What is a ducasse?

3. Where did Léon Grégoire get his money?

4. For what does Maheu get scolded by his boss?

5. How does Léon Grégoire make his money?

(see the answer keys)

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