Il Giorno Della Civetta Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 is the name of the man who was shot at the beginning of the book?

2. What is the name of the individual shown at the beginning of Section 5?

3. What did the individual shown at the beginning of Section 5 give to the police that he is unsure of?

4. What profession did the police informant on the mafia previously have before selling out?

5. What does the old man in Section 4 believe a certain spy does not act with enough of?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does an old man describe Little Priest's work as a spy in Section 4?

2. How is the Grimoli Chiarchiaro first described in the book?

3. What do police do after receiving Little Priest's letter in Section 5?

4. What happens when a woman named Livia invites the captain and his friend to her house in Parma?

5. What is the initial information the police find on Diego Marchica at the end of Section 3?

6. What is the nature of the speech a man gives to the police regarding Don Arena in Section 5?

7. Why do the police arrest Marchica before the other suspects in Section 6?

8. What is the nature of the conversation between two Sicilian men at the beginning of Section 2?

9. What does Marchica claim was the reason Pizzuco asked to have Salvatore killed?

10. What does the captain do after the mafia get away with murder in Section 10?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the author's use of both psychological themes alongside realistic observations. How does the author's mixing of these two methods add complexity to the story and what are you able to learn after being given these two observations?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the nature of the author's choice for the book's layout, namely having the climax comes in the opening scene. How does this make you view the plot differently than you normally would, especially given the fact that there will be no conflict needed to build a climax?

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the characters Captain Bellodi and Don Arena in the book. How does the author draw similarities in these two characters during the don's interrogation and what do you think he may be suggesting about the nature of Sicilian's based on this portrayal?

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