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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Lila's older brother?
(a) Stefano Carracci.
(b) Don Achille Carracci.
(c) Rino Cerullo.
(d) Fernando Cerullo.

2. What business does the Cerullo family run in the narrative?
(a) A shoe store.
(b) A grocery store.
(c) A wine store.
(d) A bakery.

3. Who grabs Elena when she haughtily turns him away in Adolescence: Chapter 13?
(a) Marcello Solara.
(b) Pasquale Paluso.
(c) Nino Sarratore.
(d) Alfonso Carracci.

4. How much older is Nino Sarratore than Lila and Elena?
(a) 3 years older.
(b) 5 years older.
(c) 1 year older.
(d) 2 years older.

5. What kind of car do the Solara brothers drive?
(a) A red convertable Corvette.
(b) A blue Nissan Sentra.
(c) A black Rolls Royce.
(d) A blue Fiat 1100.

6. The Prologue of My Brilliant Friend takes place how many years after the beginning of Elena's narrative?
(a) 30 years later.
(b) 10 years later.
(c) 60 years later.
(d) 5 years later.

7. Why do Elena and Lila return home from their adventure to seek the sea in Childhood: Chapter 16?
(a) Because they witness a fight.
(b) Because they miss their parents.
(c) Because they are caught in a rainstorm.
(d) Because they are chased by dogs.

8. What is Lila's age in the contemporary timeline in Chapter 3?
(a) 59.
(b) 39.
(c) 66.
(d) 72.

9. What is Enzo's father's profession?
(a) He is a potato farmer.
(b) He is a railroad worker.
(c) He is a taxi driver.
(d) He ia a grocery cart attendant.

10. What political party is the subject of discussion in Adolescence: Chapter 17?
(a) Capitalism.
(b) Democracy.
(c) Theocracy.
(d) Communism.

11. What item of jewelry belonging to Elena is damaged in Adolescence: Chapter 13?
(a) A ring.
(b) A brooch.
(c) A bracelet.
(d) A necklace.

12. What is the name of Lila's son who has called Elena in the Prologue?
(a) Alberto.
(b) Stefano.
(c) Rino.
(d) Antonio.

13. What kind of apprenticeship does Elena describe Donato Sarratore finding for Melina Cappuccio's son in Childhood: Chapter 5?
(a) An apprentice as a baker.
(b) An apprenticeship as a rail worker.
(c) An apprentice as a newspaper editor.
(d) An apprentice as a teacher.

14. Whose old carpenter shop has been transformed into a grocery in Adolescence: Chapter 7?
(a) The Cerullos' shop.
(b) The Olivieros' shop.
(c) The Pelusos' shop.
(d) The Carracis' shop.

15. What is the name of Elena's youngest sibling?
(a) Elisa Greco.
(b) Raffaella Cerullo.
(c) Maestra Oliviero.
(d) Nunzia Cerullo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who threatens Lila after the school competition in Childhood: Chapter 9?

2. What is the name of Carmela Peluso's older brother?

3. By what mode of transportation does Elena accompany her father to work in Adolescence: Chapter 14?

4. Who "defends" Lila when a man blows a kiss at her in Adolescence: Chapter 16?

5. What is the title of the book that Lila writes in Childhood: Chapter 15?

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