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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Section 3, pp. 32-48.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the opening scene of the book located?
(a) Venice.
(b) Sicily.
(c) Rome.
(d) Corsica.

2. What does the captain ask the dead man's workers and relatives to do before leaving the police station?
(a) Write down names of other witnesses.
(b) Give him their cards.
(c) Make a second meeting.
(d) Write down their names and addresses.

3. What is the name of the man who was shot at the beginning of the book?
(a) Paolo Nicolosi.
(b) Colagero Salvatore.
(c) Salvatore Colasberna.
(d) Rasario Pizzuco.

4. Who do two high-ranking ministers discuss at the beginning of Section 3?
(a) Colagero Dibella.
(b) Rosario Pizzuco.
(c) Salvatore Colasberna.
(d) Captain Bellodi.

5. Who is the author of the book "Il Giorno Della Civetta"?
(a) Tommaso Sciasi.
(b) Silvio Pellico.
(c) Leonardo Sciascia.
(d) Giovanni Leonardo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the police informant on the mafia make up a story to tell to the captain in Section 2?

2. What is the Italian name for the police that is used in the book?

3. What is the name of the street the police believe Colasberna's murderer to have run down after the shooting?

4. Whose names does the police informant give to the captain at the end of Section 2?

5. What does the captain watch during the informant's interview despite believing he is lying?

(see the answer key)

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