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?
The triumphs of collectivism are short lived and their assurance follows the path of their deteriorating conditions of living.
1. Why and how do you think the triumphant collectivism of the miners being focused together deteriorated?
2. How do you think the focused collectivism of an organized body, such as an army, can remain stable as opposed to the miners?
3. Do you think organization and strong leadership are always necessary in order for a group to work together?
Use examples from the book to support your answer.
The implosion of the Voreux signifies the death of the starving monster. In a single strike of irony, the water flowing in the veins of the earth drowns the man-made hell.
1. What do you think this statement means?
2. What kind of picture do you see when you read Zola's descriptions of the undamaged and damaged mine?
Use examples from the text to illustrate your discussion.
In the first chapter, everything is set in the dark of night; the only lighting is provided either by the moonlight or by the fire burning inside the chunks of coal.
1. Why do you think GERMINAL starts at night?
2. How does the dark relate to the book's themes?
3. Did you see any foreshadowing from the darkness in the beginning of the book? Why or why not?
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