Death at La Fenice Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Signora Wellauer's daughter go to school?

2. What position is held by Echeveste?

3. Santore plans to take a trip to which major city?

4. How many times had Wellauer been married?

5. What is learned about the victim? What word best describes the man's activities?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Brunetti want to go to the Faliers' house for a party?

2. What comment does Santore make that intrigues Brunetti?

3. What is Paola's opinion on the identity of the murderer? How does Paola come to the conclusion?

4. What is the final piece of information given to Brunetti by Dami?

5. What do the investigators find odd about Wellauer's closet?

6. Brunetti becomes fascinated with one element in Lynch's apartment. What is it and why is Brunetti intrigued by its presence?

7. What information does Brunetti receive when he asks the Signora about Wellauer's will?

8. What does Brunetti learn about Wellauer from Paola's father?

9. What is the content of the conversation between Brunetti and Paola?

10. What does Brunetti learn shortly after leaving Petrelli's dressing room?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the story, Brunetti was presented with various leads that might help to solve the case. There are also leads that could distract Brunetti and lead him on a wild goose chase. Discuss how Brunetti could tell a valuable lead from one that may not turn out to be anything important. Does one get precedence in the investigation? If so, how do the police decide? Do you think that the clues Brunetti chose to follow were the best ones? How might you have handled the case?

Essay Topic 2

Throughout the story, Brunetti was presented with various leads that might help to solve the case. There are also leads that could distract Brunetti and lead him on a wild goose chase. Discuss how Brunetti could tell a valuable lead from one that may not turn out to be anything important. Does one get precedence in the investigation? If so, how do the police decide? Do you think that the clues Brunetti chose to follow were the best ones? How might you have handled the case?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss elitist behavior. Write an essay regarding the use of elitist behavior throughout the story. How does the behavior affect the case? How does Brunetti respond? One example can be found in Brett Lynch, a wealthy, well educated and highly respected archeologist. Explain how Lynch shows elitist behavior toward Brunetti and the other police. What is the basis of the behavior? Is it societal or a conscious behavior on Lynch's part? Answer the same questions in regards to the Count and Countessa Falier.

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