Germinal Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Deneulin respond to Etienne's request?

2. Who has decided to cut the cable at the Jean-Bart mine?

3. What do the miners demand of Mr. Hennebeau?

4. What job does Négrel hold at the mine?

5. Who is knocked out in the Jean-Bart explosion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In GERMINAL, there is a constant struggle between individualism and collectivism. 1. Give two examples of this struggle. 2. Do you think individualism is more destructive than collectivism? Why or why not? 3. Do you think the collective thinking of the miners caused more problems than it solved? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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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