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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. Why does Mandras require Dr. Iannis' help after falling out of a tree.
(a) He has shards of pottery stuck in his backside.
(b) He injured his back.
(c) He has broken a leg.
(d) He broke an arm.

2. What is notable about Father Arsenios?
(a) He is completely bald.
(b) He is tall and thin.
(c) He is an alcoholic.
(d) He is obese and gluttonous.

3. What happens on April 30, 1941?
(a) Italian troops occupy Cephallonia.
(b) Pelagia and Mandras get married.
(c) Dr. Iannis dies.
(d) World War II ends.

4. Who is Mandras' mother?
(a) Phaedra.
(b) Rhea.
(c) Eleni.
(d) Drousula.

5. What secret does Carlo Piero Guercio write about in his confession?
(a) His homosexuality.
(b) His crime of murder.
(c) His thefts.
(d) His illegitimacy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Pelagia's animals has eaten Dr. Iannis' manuscript?

2. Mussolini has decided to attack which country?

3. Who is the Prime Minister of Greece?

4. Who is the Duce?

5. How is Pelagia connected to Dr. Iannis?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Pelagia think is the reason for Mandras' not sending her any letters, and what is the real reason for his lack of communication?

2. Why is Hector called before the British officer, Lt. Col. Myers?

3. What decision does Mandras make after his recovery that upsets Pelagia?

4. What is the significance of the title of Chapter 33, "A Problem with Hands"?

5. Why does Pelagia not recognize Mandras at first when he returns home?

6. What is the first mention of Captain Corelli in the novel?

7. How does Captain Corelli show his sense of humor as he marches into the village?

8. What are the circumstances in which Dr. Iannis asks Mandras about his intention to marry Pelagia?

9. What does Carlo tell Francisco's mother about Francisco's death and what was the reality of the situation?

10. In what ways does Pelagia care for Mandras when he returns from the fighting?

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