Italian Stories = Novelle Italiane Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Giovanni Verga's Rosso Malpelo.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Even though the other miners hate Malpelo, why do they keep him around?
(a) His mother begged them.
(b) Out of respect for his father.
(c) Because he is a hard worker.
(d) They signed a contract with him.

2. What do the miners find where Malpelo's father died?
(a) His pants.
(b) His shoe.
(c) His bag.
(d) A note.

3. What does Gianmatteo own?
(a) A fabric store.
(b) A farm.
(c) A bank.
(d) Nothing.

4. What does Belfagor offer Gianmatteo in exchange for his help?
(a) Money.
(b) A wife.
(c) A chance to go to heaven.
(d) Labor.

5. What custom does Madonna Zilia refuse with Monsignor Filiberto?
(a) Wave her hat on the street.
(b) Greet him with a kiss.
(c) Dance at court.
(d) Bow before saying goodbye.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do people think of Monsignor Filiberto's silence?

2. What does the king of France tell the doctors will happen if they fail to treat Monsignor Filiberto?

3. Why does Belfagor tell Gianmatteo to stay away from him?

4. Why do Bruno and Buffalmaco tell Calandrino he should have avoided his wife?

5. What is Monsignor Filiberto's reaction to Madonna Zilia's lack of interest in him?

(see the answer key)

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