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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Spoleto help Monsignor Filiberto see Madonna Zilia?
(a) Because his priest made him.
(b) Because he owes Filiberto.
(c) Because Filiberto paid him.
(d) Because they are friends.

2. What is Belfagor given before he goes to earth in the form of a man?
(a) Good wishes.
(b) Clear directions.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Money.

3. Why does Onesta's family choose Belfagor to marry her?
(a) His good looks.
(b) His education.
(c) His money.
(d) His charm.

4. What type of poetry does Professor Farsatti say Mount San Dona reminds him of?
(a) Italian.
(b) British.
(c) French.
(d) German.

5. What does Bianca dislike about her husband, Emilio Squarcina?
(a) His parents.
(b) His hometown.
(c) His garden.
(d) His attitude.

6. Why does the visit from Dalla Carretta disappoint Bianca?
(a) She wanted to be alone.
(b) She thought it was Torranza.
(c) She was trying to sleep.
(d) She wanted to go out to town.

7. In "Story of the Devil Who Took a Wife," who has the vision of hell?
(a) Demons.
(b) The Devil.
(c) An unmarried man.
(d) Holy leaders.

8. How does Verga explain Malpelo's father's death?
(a) A mine accident.
(b) A fight.
(c) A fire.
(d) A water accident.

9. What does Calandrino do for a living?
(a) Sings.
(b) Paints.
(c) Sculpts.
(d) Writes.

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

11. When Madonna Zilia first comes to France, how does Monsignor Filiberto react to her?
(a) He is angry when he sees her.
(b) He is happy to know she cares about him.
(c) He does not trust her.
(d) He falls in love with her again.

12. Why does Calandrino want a helitropia stone?
(a) To steal money.
(b) To find a wife.
(c) To build his house.
(d) To win a fight.

13. Where does Maso discuss magic rocks in front of Calandrino?
(a) The market.
(b) The center of town.
(c) The church.
(d) His house.

14. How many stories are in "The Decameron"?
(a) Fifty.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Twenty-five.
(d) Seventy-five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the king seek out Gianmatteo?

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

3. In what genre did Fogazzaro write first?

4. How long does Madonna Zilia ask Monsignor Filiberto to not speak for?

5. How does Professor Farsatti feel about Mount San Dona?

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