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) They signed a contract with him.
(d) Because he is a hard worker.

2. How does Gianmatteo get Belfagor to leave the king's daughter's body and return to hell?
(a) He says his wife is coming.
(b) He says he knows his boss.
(c) He says a prayer.
(d) He says he lost all the money.

3. What does Calandrino ask Maso about the magic rocks?
(a) What type of magic they do.
(b) Where he can find them.
(c) Who owns the most magic rocks.
(d) What they look like.

4. During which century did Boccacio write?
(a) The 17th.
(b) The 16th.
(c) The 15th.
(d) The 14th.

5. What does Ranocchio tell Malpelo is beyond the stars?
(a) Nothingness.
(b) Destiny.
(c) Another world.
(d) Paradise.

Short Answer Questions

1. During their visit, what does Monsignor Filiberto ask of Madonna Zilia?

2. Why is Malpelo willing to do dangerous tasks in the mines?

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

4. Why does Calandrino's wife yell at him when he comes home?

5. How does Spoleto convince Madonna Zilia to visit Monsignor Filiberto?

(see the answer key)

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