Naples '44 Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When discussing the continued success of the black market Lewis says the Psychological Warfare Bureau estimates what percentage of Neapolitan income derives from stolen Allied goods?
(a) 25%.
(b) 65%.
(c) 100%.
(d) 58%.

2. When Lewis discusses the small towns outside Naples he says that there are nearly uncontrollable because they are ruled by the local mob, a group known as what?
(a) Sicurezza.
(b) Sindacos.
(c) Camorra.
(d) Carabinieri.

3. In his discussion of the marriage application investigations he must conduct, Lewis says that ___ out of 10 Italian girls have lost their men to the war?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 9.
(d) 8.

4. The prostitutes rounded up for the A-Force's plot are unhappy about the situation because they are used to making how much money per night?
(a) 1000 lire.
(b) 1300 lire.
(c) 500 lire.
(d) 100 lire.

5. Which of the following is the name of the midget gynecologist in "March 1944"?
(a) Patierno.
(b) Rufo.
(c) Salerno.
(d) Losurdo.

6. When Lewis visits the church of San Pasquale he views the body of the Blessed Egideo; what is this near-saint said to protect?
(a) Pregnancy.
(b) Harvest.
(c) Lovers.
(d) Commerce.

7. When Lewis investigates various Italian salaries, he says that the lowest income for a public official is that of the postman at what amount per month?
(a) 380 lire.
(b) 875 lire.
(c) 450 lire.
(d) 240 lire.

8. When discussing incredible feats of piracy, Lewis says that what objects have been stolen from the region of Agropoli?
(a) Trams.
(b) Cars.
(c) Tanks.
(d) Ships.

9. When Lattarullo gives Lewis information about the Neapolitan doctor with the stolen Fiat, Lewis taken him to lunch. Which of the following is Lattarullo offered on the way to eat?
(a) Wine.
(b) Money.
(c) Food.
(d) Coffin.

10. After Mt. Vesuvius erupts Lewis visits a local seismologist, Professor Saraceno, for information about the event. With what does Lewis pay the man for his advice?
(a) 2 apples.
(b) 100 lire.
(c) Shoes.
(d) Corned beef.

11. When discussing Neapolitans' odd superstitions and views on good/bad luck, Lewis notes that they believe a house suffers from the evil eye; what is the house number?
(a) Number 12.
(b) Number 15.
(c) Number 6.
(d) Number 3.

12. Anna Consomata reveals during her discussion with Lewis that she agreed to give false testimony because she was the mistress of which of the following?
(a) Acerra.
(b) Benvenuto.
(c) Pascarella.
(d) Albano.

13. When discussing various salaries, Lewis says the the conversion rate for the Italian lira to British pounds is ____ lire for 1 pound.
(a) 200.
(b) 100.
(c) 400.
(d) 800.

14. When Lewis is sent to investigate missing Allied copper and gets no help from the local people, the brigadiere says it is a result of omerta. How does he translate this?
(a) Suspicion.
(b) Manliness.
(c) Pride.
(d) Distrust.

15. Lewis travels to Pomigliano to arrest Mussolini's former Press Secretary, a man by what name?
(a) Finzi.
(b) Matteotti.
(c) Piscitelli.
(d) Rossi.

Short Answer Questions

1. An informant, Prince A, visits the soldiers with his 24-year old sister to ask if they can arrange for her to enter an army brothel; what is the girl's name?

2. Which of the following individuals is a witness in the case against the man arrested by the corrupt police chief on fraudulent charges of conspiracy with the Germans?

3. When Lewis first meets Donna Maria Fidora, a new contact, he says that her nickname is what?

4. When Lewis attends the spaghetti-eating contest at a dinner party, he notes that the man who wins is 65 and of what profession?

5. After Signora Lola gives Lewis the information about illicit letters being sent, Lattarullo provides Lewis with the name of a letter carrier. What is the man's name?

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