Naples '44 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. In his descriptions of the small towns around Naples, Lewis mentions that the new mayors of these towns who have been appointed by the Allies are called what?

2. In Naples, Lewis finds several respectable-looking women who have turned to prostitution to support themselves. What do the women charge for their services?

3. 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?

4. As Lewis passes through Naples on his way back to his unit after his illness, what does he say is the general mood of the Italian civilians?

5. On September 19, 1944 Lewis decides to set up a checkpoint three miles out of town, across which river?

Short Essay Questions

1. What condition is the city of Naples in when Lewis arrives after his stay in the hospital?

2. What does Lewis say about the appearance of Captain Frazer in his November 26, 1943 entry?

3. Describe the military situation in Salerno, as discussed in the September 9, 1943 entry.

4. When Lewis investigates Marshal Benvenuto's case against Giovanni Albano, what reason does the Marshal give for the arrest?

5. In "January 1944" why does Lewis say that his other security responsibilities--the small towns around Naples--are pointless?

6. How does Lewis describe the mood and appearance of the people in the outskirts of Naples after his release from the hospital?

7. What frustrates Lewis when trying to investigate a report of a murder from one of the scugnizzi outside the Cafe Roma?

8. Describe the mistake that occurs when Lewis is sent to investigate reports of a female spy in Afragola.

9. What health situation does Lewis find when he leaves Benevento and returns to Naples?

10. What embarrassing and uncomfortable experience does Lewis relate when he comes into contact with Professore Placella?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze and explain the reputation Lewis get in Benevento as being afflicted with the evil eye. What significance does this have, and what does it say about the townspeople's attitude toward him? Include supporting information from the text and outside research as necessary.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Lewis' thoughts about Sauro, the German boy-spy, with that of his thoughts on one other prisoner of your choice. Include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Explain and discuss three main challenges in the Allied attempts to stop the black market in Naples and Lewis' views on each. Be sure to cite supporting information from the text.

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