Naples '44 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Norman Lewis (author)
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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. When Lewis talks about the villainy common to local police chiefs, he mentions which one in particular who has recently had several charges brought against him?

2. When discussing incredible feats of piracy, Lewis says that what objects have been stolen from the region of Agropoli?

3. Lewis notes in his November 25, 1943 entry that there is an aversion in Italy to bothering which of the following species of bird?

4. When discussing Lattarullo's Separatists, Lewis notes that the organization wants to dress everyone in Roman tunics and enforce a minimum of ____ children per family.

5. On which of the following dates is Lewis discharged from the American Evacuation Hospital after his illness?

Short Essay Questions

1. What response does Lewis have when it is announced that Counter-Intelligence funds are to be cut to 400 lire per week for each section member?

2. How does Lewis describe Vincente Lattarullo when he relates their first meeting?

3. What surprise does a colleague of Lewis' receive when he accepts what he believes is a courteous invitation to visit a local cemetery with an informant?

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

5. Describe the situation when Lewis is ordered to investigate the arrest of Giovanni Albano at the request of Marshal Benvenuto.

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

7. What does Lewis say about Cesare Rossi when he arrives to arrest the man?

8. For what reason are girls assaulted by local boys at the Villa Nazionale during "October 1944"?

9. What sort of experience does Lewis describe in regards to the prostitutes who have set up business in 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

Compare and contrast the British army's views on brothels with that of the German army's views. What cultural attitudes might explain the difference of opinion? Include supporting information from the text and outside research as necessary.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast Marshal Altamura with one other member of law enforcement in the book. In what ways does Altamura differ from every other member of law enforcement that Lewis encounters? Be sure to include supporting information from the text.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the lifestyles of rich Neapolitans with that of the poor. Be sure to include supporting information from the text.

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