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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word does the author use to describe Giovanni's southern temperament?
(a) Ardent.
(b) Cool.
(c) Stubborn.
(d) Foolish.

2. How does Giovanni try to get rid of his fever?
(a) By visiting the university library.
(b) By walking through the streets of Padua.
(c) By listening to his favorite songs.
(d) By doing press ups.

3. What is the only thing that Baglioni says he knows about Beatrice?
(a) She has deep knowledge of science.
(b) She is a good gardener.
(c) She speaks five languages.
(d) She has giving birth to two children.

4. What does Giovanni liken the purple flowers petals to?
(a) Diamonds.
(b) Gold pieces.
(c) Gems.
(d) Velvet.

5. What does Giovanni hear when Lisabetta opens the garden gate?
(a) The howling of a wind.
(b) The swaying of trees.
(c) The rustling of leaves.
(d) The singing of birds.

6. What does Giovanni see outside window that impresses him so much?
(a) A garden.
(b) A bird.
(c) A shooting star.
(d) An airplane.

7. What is Giovanni beneath as he stands just inside Rappaccini's garden?
(a) A balcony.
(b) Beatrice's window.
(c) His own window.
(d) The purple plant.

8. What does the author say Giovanni has instead of a deep heart?
(a) A deep intellect.
(b) A deep liver.
(c) A quick mind.
(d) A quick fancy.

9. What does Beatrice do when she first approaches the purple shrub in this section?
(a) Screams into its pollen.
(b) Drops to her knees.
(c) Throws open her arms.
(d) Pets its stem.

10. What does the author says proceeds from the plants as night closes in?
(a) Oppressive exhalations.
(b) Oppressive inhalations.
(c) Perfumed clouds.
(d) Perfumed haze.

11. What does Giovanni throw down at Beatrice?
(a) His favorite book of poems.
(b) His wallet.
(c) The bouquet of flowers.
(d) Food.

12. What does the author say is a madness to Giovanni?
(a) The garden's rich beauty.
(b) Beatrice's rich beauty.
(c) Rappaccini's deep intelligence.
(d) Beatrice's rich voice.

13. What does Baglioni say Giovanni is a son of?
(a) A dear friend.
(b) An ancient friend.
(c) A gentleman and a scholar.
(d) A foolish pauper.

14. What is all beneath Giovanni's eye when he first looks out of his window?
(a) Beauty.
(b) Life.
(c) Solitude.
(d) Heaven.

15. What does Rappaccini think all medicinal virtues are comprised with?
(a) Fruit poisons.
(b) Pollen poisons.
(c) Botanic poisons.
(d) Vegetable poisons.

Short Answer Questions

1. As far as which city does Lisabetta say Rappaccini is known?

2. What kind of wine do Giovanni and the professor drink?

3. What does Giovanni think has an immortal spirit?

4. What does Rappiccini avoid doing when he is among his plants?

5. What does Baglioni say Rappaccini's look was as deep as?

(see the answer keys)

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