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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. Why does the king of France change the award for helping Monsignor Filiberto speak?
(a) He isn't getting enough doctors.
(b) He wants to get Madonna Zilia to come to France.
(c) He wants Filiberto to agree to the help.
(d) He thinks doctors are just trying to get money.

2. What does Beneto consider above all other things in his rule?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Nature.
(c) Fame.
(d) Money.

3. During their visit, what does Monsignor Filiberto ask of Madonna Zilia?
(a) A kiss.
(b) A hug.
(c) Her hand in marriage.
(d) A day to have lunch together.

4. How does Bianca describe her feelings for Hermes Torranza?
(a) She loves him.
(b) She does not like him at all.
(c) She likes him more than a friend.
(d) She likes him as a friend.

5. How does the king arrange for Gianmatteo to meet with him?
(a) He uses the law.
(b) He doubles his taxes until he shows up.
(c) He has him kidnapped.
(d) He shows up at his house.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bianca do when her father criticizes Torranza?

2. Why is Malpelo's mother ashamed of him?

3. Why does Onesta's family choose Belfagor to marry her?

4. Why does Belfagor try to flee town?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Bruno and Buffalmaco convince Calandrino that he is invisible?

2. What bothers the narrator of "Competition" about the law of competition?

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

4. What happens in "Competition" after the narrator tells Eunice he loves her?

5. In "The Fountain of Pietrarsa," how does the engineer feel at the end of the story?

6. Why is the town of Pietrarsa building a fountain in "The Fountain of Pietrarsa"?

7. How does Bianca know her relationship with Torranza is over?

8. How does Professor Gori realize Cesara Reis's wedding has been postponed?

9. How does Spoleto help Monsignor Filiberto?

10. What happens in "Competition" when Eunice and her mother set up their cart?

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