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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What causes Ranocchio to start coughing up blood?
(a) Malpelo shakes him.
(b) Malpelo hits him on the back.
(c) He swallows something sharp.
(d) He falls in the mines.

2. Why does Madonna Zilia ask Monsignor Filiberto to take an oath?
(a) Because she is bored.
(b) Because she knows he will do it.
(c) Because she thinks he won't do it.
(d) Because she wants to control him.

3. When she visits Monsignor Filiberto, what does Madonna Zilia tell him that disappoints him?
(a) That she does not love him.
(b) That she is moving out of town.
(c) That she didn't even want to visit him.
(d) That she can't stay long.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Gianmatteo hide Belfagor?

2. How does Gianmatteo get Belfagor to leave the king's daughter's body and return to hell?

3. What do the miners find where Malpelo's father died?

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

5. Why does Spoleto help Monsignor Filiberto see Madonna Zilia?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Spoleto help Monsignor Filiberto?

2. How do Bruno and Buffalmaco convince Calandrino to wait a few days before looking for the helitropia stone?

3. How does Maso help to set up Calandrino in "Eighth Day, Third Story"?

4. How does Malpelo feel about his job at the coal mine?

5. Why does Belfagor run away from his wife on earth?

6. Why does Malpelo refuse to work in the room where his father died?

7. How does Bianca react when she learns of Torranza's death?

8. How does Malpelo treat the other miners?

9. How does Madonna Zilia feel about Monsignor Filiberto when they first meet?

10. What does Malpelo's name mean?

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