Il Giorno Della Civetta Test | Final 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 does Bellodi not bother to do to the man he meets at a crime scene in Section 8?

2. Who does the man the police allow to sit in the captain's office first witness the police questioning in Section 6?

3. Who do the police arrest next after the first arrest in Section 6?

4. What does Pizzuco do after he assumes the police know everything about the murder?

5. What is the high-ranking minister shown at the beginning of Section 8 known as?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Pizzuco claim Marchica fooled him into helping him get away with murder?

5. How does Don Arena react to his police interrogation in Section 9?

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

7. How does Don Arena react when the police show him Marchica's confession in Section 9?

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

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

10. What is the nature of the captain's story regarding a prison medic in Section 10?

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 portrayal of class is an important theme developed by the author to showcase the vast gap between those of influence and the commoner. Part 1.) How does it appear that the mafia keeps the unfair balance between the upper and lower classes intact in the book? Part 2.) What can we learn about the nature of those in the upper class based on the conversations of unnamed high-ranking officials throughout the book? Part 3.) What evidence is present to suggest that those in the lower class are making efforts to better their situations based on their portrayal in the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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