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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the old man say should take a vacation at the end of Section 4?
(a) Diego Marchica.
(b) Passerello.
(c) Saro Pizzuco.
(d) Ciccio La Rosa.

2. What profession did the police informant on the mafia previously have before selling out?
(a) A police officer.
(b) A barber.
(c) A waiter.
(d) A sheep rustler.

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

4. Where does the old man suggest the young man should go visit a sister at the end of Section 4?
(a) Rome.
(b) Genoa.
(c) Parma.
(d) Venice.

5. What does the man who comes to talk to the police in Section 5 say that the mafia wouldn't be if it existed?
(a) A criminal organization.
(b) Helpful.
(c) A good thing.
(d) Bad.

6. Why does the police informant on the mafia make up a story to tell to the captain in Section 2?
(a) He is forced.
(b) He wants to get back at someone.
(c) He is mad.
(d) So he will be paid.

7. What is the name of the popular card game often played in Sicily that is discussed in the book?
(a) Bargello.
(b) Lupara.
(c) Zecchinetta.
(d) Craps.

8. Who is the man the sergeant major brings in (who loves gambling) believed to have ties to?
(a) The mafia.
(b) The police.
(c) The government.
(d) The church.

9. What does the captain suggest all of the building contractors in their area had done that the man who died had not?
(a) Went to church.
(b) Had a permit.
(c) Paid for protection.
(d) Hired locals.

10. How do many of the bus passengers describe their seat window on the day of the shooting to police?
(a) Steamy.
(b) Shades down.
(c) Broken.
(d) Very Bright.

11. What is the name of the spy the old man expresses regret at in Section 4?
(a) Little Priest.
(b) Saro Pizzuco.
(c) Diego Marchica.
(d) Brescianelli.

12. What are the two high-ranking ministers shown at the beginning of Section 3 known as?
(a) Your Majesty and His Excellency.
(b) His Excellency and the Minister.
(c) The Minister and Honorable Member.
(d) Honorable Member and His Excellency.

13. How long had the man of honor shown at the beginning of Section 2 held out on paying his workers?
(a) 2 months.
(b) 1 month.
(c) 2 weeks.
(d) 3 months.

14. What is the name of the man's house that is located on the street the police believe the murderer to have run down after the shooting?
(a) Diego Marchica.
(b) Saro Pizzuco.
(c) Guiseppe Colasberna.
(d) Paolo Nicolosi.

15. Which of the following things does the workers for the man of honor shown (at the beginning of Section 2) not do after not being paid?
(a) Demand money.
(b) Shoot at the man of honor.
(c) Protest.
(d) Become desperate from starvation.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the informant to the police on the mafia's payment described?

2. Where is the opening scene of the book located?

3. What kind of mine has the man of honor shown at the beginning of Section 2 invested much of his money in?

4. How many people are shown at the beginning of Section 4?

5. How long ago do the police discover it had been since the man who was shot at the beginning of the book had been accosted on a bus for the very first time?

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