Donnie Brasco Test | Final Test - Hard

Joseph D. Pistone
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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. What would have happened to Brasco if he had been caught wearing a wire?

2. What was not condoned in the Mafia world?

3. Why did a Cuban banker back out of a drug deal with Lefty and Brasco?

4. Who invited Brasco to stay at his apartment with him in New York?

5. Why did Balistrieri pull out of the vending machine agreement?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Lefty get so mad at Pistone while they were in Milwaukee?

2. Why was Lefty so impressed by Frank Balistrieri's hospitality in Milwaukee?

3. How did Sonny's relationship with Pistone develop?

4. What was the risk that mobsters ran if they got into the drug business?

5. Who became boss of the Bonanno family after Carmine Galante was killed?

6. Why was Pistone angry that the hit with Lefty was ultimately called off?

7. What was the only way that Pistone had to find out about who was killed in the hit?

8. How did the FBI get Conti out of the operation when they thought things were getting too dangerous for him?

9. Explain why the FBI decided to pull Conti out of the operation.

10. What was the King's Court and why did the FBI fund it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of struggling with personal identity was an important one in this book. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Pistone's conflicted feelings when asked if he would do the undercover job in the Mafia again. Be sure to incorporate his feelings as a family man as well as his commitment to his job as an FBI agent.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Joe Pistone. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What were his primary motivations during his life?

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