Citoyen(ne), do you print up business cards declaring you to adhere to a defunct political standpoint? Do you refuse to wear any color but black or dark-green-but-only-at-night-time? Do you have less than one friend?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be Pontmercy! But don’t worry yet, mon ami(e), because here is a handy diagnostic quiz to address your concerns! Keep track of your score as you answer these questions about your symptoms.
Question 1: You see your love interest across the park. What do you do?
Question 2: I say Napoleon, you say…
Question 3: Do you have enough money to get by?
Question 4: Personal politics?
Question 5: Why are you at the barricades?
Question 6: Honestly, were you still alive after the Paris Uprising of June 1832?
5-7: Courfeyrac, Lesgle, you are not Marius Pontmercy, but you introduced him to Les Amis, so you are still somewhat to blame for the tragic mess that is Pontmercy. Jehan, you are approximately as ridiculous as Marius, but, you know, in a cute way. So you’re fine.
8-15: You are probably not Marius Pontmercy, but your life is in such shambles that it is an easy mistake to make. Grantaire and Éponine, I respect your rights to make your own decisions but perhaps you should make different ones in future???