Les Miserables And Waiting For Godot Quiz 3b

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Les Miserables and Waiting for Godot


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  • 1. 
    When did Victor Hugo publish Les Miserables?
    • A. 

      1862, while he was in exile

    • B. 

      1870, the year Napoleon III lost power

    • C. 

      1848, the year the Second Republic was established in France

    • D. 

      1851, the year Napoleon III came to power

  • 2. 
    The gift of the candlesticks from the Bishop of Digne led to
    • A. 

      A crisis of faith and transformation of Jean Valjean's life.

    • B. 

      Jean Valjean's release from prison.

    • C. 

      The arrest of Jean Valjean.

    • D. 

      Jean Valjean having some really nice candlesticks.

  • 3. 
    All of the following were messages of Victor Hugo's novel except:
    • A. 

      Progress must happen through secular means

    • B. 

      Progress without religious faith is not possible

    • C. 

      Society must take responsibility for social injustice

    • D. 

      Achievement of the Ideal Republic does not have to come through violence

  • 4. 
    Why does Javert commit suicide?
    • A. 

      He has a personal crisis of faith/worldview.

    • B. 

      He feels very depressed about the death of the students in the rebellion.

    • C. 

      He cannot face the fact that Jean Valjean is happier than he is.

    • D. 

      He feels that he has failed in his duties.

  • 5. 
    Jean Valjean leaves the barricade in order to
    • A. 

      To try to save Marius.

    • B. 

      To try to escape from Javert.

    • C. 

      Provide information for the French Army.

    • D. 

      Return to Cosette before she gets worried about him.

  • 6. 
    Why does Javert continue to search for Jean Valjean even after he is released from prison?
    • A. 

      Because Jean Valjean breaks his parole

    • B. 

      Because Javert believes Valjean is incapable of change

    • C. 

      Because Jean Valjean escaped from prison

    • D. 

      Because Javert hates Jean Valjean and wants him to go back to prison.

  • 7. 
    Victor Hugo's writings can best be described as
    • A. 

      Reflecting the ideas of Romanticism.

    • B. 

      Reflecting the ideals of the Enlightenment.

    • C. 

      Belonging to a literary movement condemning superstition and religiosity.

    • D. 

      Belonging to the Theatre of the Absurd.

  • 8. 
    Which character does not die in the film version of Les Miserables?
    • A. 

      Cosette

    • B. 

      Eponine

    • C. 

      Jean Valjean

    • D. 

      Fantine

  • 9. 
    During World War II, the author of Waiting for Godot was involved in what movement?
    • A. 

      The French Resistance

    • B. 

      The Nazi Party

    • C. 

      The Enlightenment

    • D. 

      The Battle of Normandy

  • 10. 
    The Theatre of the Absurd can be characterized by all of the following except:
    • A. 

      A strong emphasis on a dialogue with logically flowing ideas

    • B. 

      The absence of plot

    • C. 

      The absence of setting

    • D. 

      A reflection of the possibility that life has no meaning

  • 11. 
    Where was Samuel Beckett from?
    • A. 

      Ireland

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Germany

  • 12. 
    Who tells Vladimir and Estragon that Godot will be coming tomorrow?
    • A. 

      A boy

    • B. 

      A girl

    • C. 

      Pozzo

    • D. 

      Lucky

  • 13. 
    What do Estragon and Vladimir propose to do with the tree while waiting?
    • A. 

      Hang themselves

    • B. 

      Play hide-and-go-seek

    • C. 

      Cut it down and build a house

    • D. 

      Climb it so they can see farther

  • 14. 
    What changes in the scenery in the second act of Waiting for Godot?
    • A. 

      The tree has four or five leaves.

    • B. 

      The tree is cut down.

    • C. 

      Estragon's boots are hanging from the tree.

    • D. 

      The tree has political flags hanging from it.

  • 15. 
    Why does Fantine lose her job in the factory?
    • A. 

      It becomes known that she has a child and she is accused of having a bad reputation.

    • B. 

      She is caught flirting with the foreman.

    • C. 

      She is not very good at sewing clothes and is dismissed for incompetence.

    • D. 

      She would rather work on the street.