Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. By what name does Bonnemort's daughter-in-law go?
2. What happens to Etienne's relationship with Catherine when he moves into her home?
3. How do the visitors treat the people in the village?
4. What does Etienne create with advice from his friend Pluchart?
5. Why was Etienne fired from his previous job?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Léon Grégoire and his life.
2. How does Etienne's move affect his relationship with Catherine?
3. What activist does Etienne meet at the Advantage and what do they do?
4. How did Etienne get a job and what will he be doing?
5. What is the social scene like in the village?
6. What does the company tell the miners about the mine at Voreux in February?
7. What do the Montsou miners do while the miners are working at the Jean-Bart mine?
8. What happens in the mine in November and what was the consequences?
9. How do the miners feel about Etienne Lantier and what do they do about it?
10. Chaval comes in the Advantage where Etienne is talking with Rasseneur. What does he announce and what happens between him and Etienne?
Pluchart, Lantier's friend and the director of the International for the district, represents the unions and their self-serving attitude.
1. How does the behavior of the union support this statement?
2. Do you think the miners would have been better off if the union had never become involved in their lives? Why or Why not?
3. Do you think unions have a function in today's work world in consideration of all the labor laws? Why or why not?
In a last burst of hope mixed with anger, the miners confront the army of guards in front of the mining pit. The miners lose. When two groups are opposed, the one that is most organized and structured ultimately wins.
1. Compare the situation of the miners with a situation in American history, for example the American Indians opposing the white man.
2. Do you believe the most powerful and organized always wins? Can the flea make the lion surrender?
3. How would this situation correlate with guerrilla warfare?
The weight of long-established traditions appears again when Chaval asserts his dominance over Catherine.
1. What do you think is the status of women at this time and place?
2. Do women seem to have more, less or about the same power as men?
3. Why do you think Chaval felt he owned Catherine after raping her?
Use examples from the text to support your answers.
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