Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does the sergeant major find to be given a nickname due to his love of gambling?
2. How is the informant to the police on the mafia's payment described?
3. What happens to Little Priest after he mails a letter to the police?
4. What does the old man in Section 4 believe a certain spy does not act with enough of?
5. What is described as the entire network of mafia connections that lives in the shadow of the church?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when a woman named Livia invites the captain and his friend to her house in Parma?
2. What is the nature of the information Little Priest gives to the captain in Section 2?
3. How is the "Mother Church" first described in the book?
4. What is the nature of the anonymous letters the police receive in Section 1?
5. What is the nature of the police's first interrogation of Pizzuco in Section 6 of the book?
6. Why does the captain decide not to interview a farmer he meets in Section 8?
7. What is the nature of the conversation between two high-ranking officials regarding a newspaper in Section 8?
8. How does Little Priest act in public after meeting with police in Section 5?
9. What does the captain say to Marchica while he watches Pizzuco being interrogated?
10. What is the nature of Marchica and Pizzuco's testimonies in Section 10?
Examine the important role religion played in the lives of the mafia members in the book. Why do you think the mafia chose to stress such importance on religion given their violent and unethical actions in every aspect of their lives?
The portrayal of corruption is an important theme found in the book that makes the reader question the similarities the police have with the mafia. Part 1.) How does the mafia use corruption as a means to an end in the book, namely in their business ventures? Part 2.) What is telling of the nature of the police based on their tendencies of corruption in the book? Part 3.) Is the corruption used by the police warranted given their desire to find justice or does this prove they are no more innocent than the mafia?
Discuss the author's use of regionalism throughout the book. How does the author input regional characteristics in the book and what purpose do you think he had for using this method?
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