Around the World in 80 Days Chapter 8

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Why did the driver stop the train?

Because the bridge ahead was damaged

What was the solution suggested by the driver to continue the journey?

Cross the damaged bridge at full speed

How did Passepartout react to the driver's plan of crossing the damaged bridge?

He thought it was a crazy idea

Why did some of the passengers express concern about walking to the next station?

Because it was a 6-hour walk through the snow

What was the final decision regarding continuing the journey after encountering the damaged bridge?

The passengers took seats and continued on the same train

What time did Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout leave the General Grant in San Francisco?

7:00 am

Why did Passepartout suggest buying guns before boarding the train?

To protect themselves from potential attacks by Sioux

Who unexpectedly appeared and joined Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout in exploring the city?

Mr Fix

Why did the train have to stop for three hours at one point during the journey?

To watch buffalo crossing the railway line

What was the planned date for Fogg to reach New York to catch a ship across the Atlantic Ocean?

11th December

Study Notes

Journey Begins

  • Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout departed San Francisco on December 3rd at 7:00 am from the General Grant
  • They had time to kill before the train departed for New York at 6:00 pm

Preparing for the Journey

  • Passepartout suggested buying guns due to rumors of Sioux attacks on trains
  • Fogg gave Passepartout money to purchase guns while he and Aouda explored the city
  • Fix appeared, feigning surprise, and joined Fogg and Aouda on their city tour

Train Journey Begins

  • The train departed on schedule, carrying passengers across America, a 7-day journey
  • Fogg planned to catch a ship across the Atlantic Ocean on December 11th

Obstacles on the Journey

  • The train stopped for 3 hours due to 10,000-12,000 buffalo crossing the railway line
  • On December 7th, the train halted at 11:00 am due to a damaged bridge ahead
  • Passengers would need to walk 6 hours through the snow to reach the next station for a new train

Alternative Plan

  • The driver suggested going across the damaged bridge at full speed, a risky plan that gained popularity among passengers
  • Passepartout was skeptical, but the plan was set in motion
  • The train reversed nearly a mile, then accelerated to 100 miles per hour to cross the bridge

Test your knowledge of Chapter 8 of the classic novel 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne. Explore the adventures of Fogg, Aouda, and Passepartout as they prepare for their train journey from San Francisco to New York.

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