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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 rocky network of caves and chasms in Sicily?

2. Who reacts in rage when the police show him a full confession implicating him in Section 7?

3. According to the first confession the police hear in Section 7, who is accused of fooling a man into allowing him access to a shelter after the murder?

4. Who do the police allow to sit in the captain's office during interrogation in Section 6?

5. Where does Captain Bellodi say he knows he will go to at the end of the book?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the two men talking at the beginning of Section 9 decide to do for Marchica?

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

3. Why does Pizzuco tell the police he didn't come to them with information regarding Salvatore's murder at the end of Section 7?

4. What is the nature of the confession the police show to Marchica in Section 6?

5. What is the nature of the police's first interrogation of Pizzuco in Section 6 of the book?

6. How does the captain try and prove the don had connection to corrupt building projects in Section 9?

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

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

9. How do the women the captain meet in Parma feel about Sicily?

10. Why does the captain decide not to interview a farmer he meets in Section 8?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The leading theme throughout the book is the discovery and battle of right versus wrong. Part 1.) What appears to be the author's overall message regarding the nature of the battle between right and wrong based on the outcome of the book? Part 2.) Is there a possibility of those fighting for what is right to beat out those encouraging what is wrong, and if so how could this be achieved? Part 3.) What appears to be the captain's next step in fighting for right to overcome wrong based on his thoughts at the end of the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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