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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Claude Lantier's profession?
(a) Botanist.
(b) Barista.
(c) Painter.
(d) Actor.

2. Which charcuterie does Florent visit?
(a) Monsieur Gavard's charcuterie.
(b) The Pousson charcuterie.
(c) The Francois-Quenelle charcuterie.
(d) The Quenu-Gradelles' charcuterie.

3. What is Florent's mood on his first day of work?
(a) Sullen.
(b) Tense.
(c) Fearful.
(d) Eager.

4. As a result of his upbringing, Quenu grows up to be ___________________.
(a) Spoiled and indecisive.
(b) ambitious and trustworthy.
(c) A government official.
(d) A pillar of the community.

5. Why was Florent once arrested and deported?
(a) He was accused of taking part in a coup d'etat.
(b) He was accused of grand theft.
(c) He was accused of kidnapping.
(d) He was accused of murder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Florent take this job?

2. For what reason does Florent accept the job in #56?

3. Whose presence seems to intimidate Florent?

4. Where does Madame Francois live?

5. Whose fish stand does Florent shut down?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Florent so uncomfortable around women and why does he feel that they overpower him?

2. What temporary job does Florent accept and how does he feel about working again?

3. What is the irony of the Quenu and Lisa attending a theater performance called "The Grace of God"?

4. How did Florent's naivete lead to his downfall?

5. What does La Belle Lisa find in Florent's drawer that temporarily halts her search of his room?

6. What is the mood in Les Halles after Florent has been reported to the authorities?

7. What is the most obvious thing that differentiates Marjolin and Cadine from Lisa and Quenu?

8. How does Zola show his criticism of middle-class sensibilities in the episode where Muche leads Pauline astray?

9. Who is the only character that defies the Fat vs. Thin categorization?

10. What does Muche talk Pauline into doing, knowing that it will make Pauline's mother mad?

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