Naples '44 Test | Final 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 discussing the single Neapolitan suburb he has not visited, Lewis notes that the famous San Gennaro was thrown to the lions here in what year?

2. The attendants who pass out the rejuvenating fluid when Lewis and his informant visit the bones of St. Andrew suffer what affliction, deemed to be lucky?

3. Lewis visits Loreto in the hospital and is told by the nurse taking care of him that Loreto will last how long, at the most?

4. When discussing the awful behavior of French colonial troops as they ravage the countryside, Lewis says doctors in Castro di Volsci treat how many rapes?

5. When discussing the A-Force's plan to use venereal diseases (STDs) as a weapon Lewis states they've displayed complete disregard for the babies doomed to be born _______?

Short Essay Questions

1. What attitude does Vittorio Fortuna have when Lewis arrests him, and what reason might there be for his attitude?

2. What is the importance of San Gennaro's blood to the Neapolitan people, as discussed in "May 1944"?

3. What result does Lewis find when he interviews Contessa della Peruta, who has applied to marry a British man?

4. During April 1944 what reason does Lewis give for the huge number of prostitutes in Naples?

5. To what does Lewis attribute the differences found in Pozzuoli compared with other regions nearby in his discussion of that area?

6. When Lewis explains the Robin Hood tradition in the Zona di Camorra, what individual does he mention and what actions has this person taken?

7. What reason does Signora Lola give for the odd behavior of a man in a cafe during the day trip to Capri?

8. What frustration does Eric Williams have during the Feast of the Lily in Nola?

9. What revelation does Lewis have about the young girl who comes to the police station asking for her weekly blanket in "August 1944"?

10. What hobby does Lewis learn that the boys in Benevento enjoy during his tour of the city with the Marshal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Compare and contrast Lewis' thoughts and views on the Neapolitan people at the beginning of the book with his thoughts and views of them at the conclusion of the book. Include quotes and 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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