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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. How many of the thousand Jews who left Tiburtina returned in 1945?
(c) A hundred.
2. Why does Nino respect Davide?
(a) For his cunning and street-smarts.
(b) For his courage and bravery.
(c) For his service to his country and people.
(d) For his thinking and philosophizing.
3. What is the cause of Nino's death?
(a) A car accident.
(b) A bar fight.
(c) A drug overdose.
(d) A gunshot wound.
4. Why doesn't Ida attend Nino's funeral?
(a) She doesn't want to see the other people he associated himself with.
(b) She is so confused that she doesn't know when or where it takes place.
(c) She is afraid she cannot handle it emotionally.
(d) She doesn't want to remember him that way.
5. A pact was formed, in 1947, between which two entities?
(a) The Nazi party and the USSR.
(b) The Fascist Italian regime and the Vatican.
(c) The Vatican and the Nazi party.
(d) The USSR and the Fascist Italian regime.
Short Answer Questions
1. What special item does Ida buy for Useppe in 1946?
2. Which American president died in 1945?
3. How does the family servant feel about Nino in 1945?
4. What is the name of Nino's second dog?
5. What does Nino tell his girlfriend about his and Useppe's fathers?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Davide say about Jesus, during his tavern lecture?
2. What happens when Ida tries to put Useppe in school?
3. How does Bella save Useppe's life in 1947?
4. What happens to Ida after Useppe's death?
5. How is Nino killed?
6. How does Ida feel about Useppe's frequent outings alone?
7. How does Nino's outlook on life change after the end of the war?
8. What relationship develops between Bella and Useppe in 1947?
9. How does Useppe's behavior change after seeing the disturbing newspaper photos, and his exposure to public school?
10. How do Useppe and Ida react when the Allied forces enter Rome in 1944?
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