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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who gathers around the mayor of Pietrarsa's house in "The Fountain of Pietrarsa"?
2. How does Bistino feel about the Countess?
3. In "Broken Toys," where are the people traveling from?
4. In "The Fountain of Pietrarsa," what happens while the fountain's construction is halted?
5. How does Mr. Migri's mother feel about the wedding being postponed?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Nunzia initially feel about the Marquis?
2. Why is the town of Pietrarsa building a fountain in "The Fountain of Pietrarsa"?
3. How does the Marquis feel about Nunzia's methods of raising her social status?
4. How does Professor Gori realize Cesara Reis's wedding has been postponed?
5. What happens after Nunzia invites the Marquis over for dinner?
6. What happens when the narrator runs into the engineer in "The Fountain of Pietrarsa"?
7. Why does Bistino no longer work for the Marquis?
8. How do the people on the train act in "Broken Toys"?
9. What is the problem with Professor Gori's frock-coat?
10. What role does the statue of San Pantaleone play in the lives of the townspeople in "The Idolaters"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explore the theme of betrayal across at least two stories.
Essay Topic 2
Examine the use of dialogue in at least two stories. How does the dialogue affect the story?
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the political forces described in the author's biography to the political forces in their story.
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