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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Beatrice say the plant will reward her with?
(a) Its radiance.
(b) Its perfumed breath.
(c) Its tasty sap.
(d) Its soft touch.

2. What does the author say the wine has caused Giovanni's brain to do?
(a) Pulsate.
(b) Swim.
(c) Explode.
(d) Blur.

3. Who stops Giovanni in the streets?
(a) Baggio.
(b) Beatrice.
(c) Rappaccini.
(d) Baglioni.

4. What is the name of the city Giovanni has moved to?
(a) Padua.
(b) Florence.
(c) Milan.
(d) Napoli.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Beatrice call the plant's breath?

2. What is Giovanni's surname?

3. What kills the lizard?

4. How does Giovanni expect the professor to respond to Rappaccini's name?

5. What famous garden does Giovanni compare Rappaccini's garden to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does this opening section express Giovanni's youthful energy?

2. How does Beatrice treat the plants differently to her father?

3. What is Giovanni's initial opinion of Rappaccini?

4. What are Giovanni's first impressions of Beatrice?

5. How does Baglioni react to Giovanni's rudeness?

6. What is Lisabetta's opinion of Dr. Rappaccini?

7. Why does Baglioni say Giovanni should be wary of Rappaccini?

8. How has Giovanni's changed at the beginning of this story?

9. In what way can the Rappaccini's garden be compared to the Garden of Eden?

10. How does Giovanni know Professor Baglioni?

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