The City of Falling Angels Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the narrator say is the most prominent feature of Felice Casson's face?
(a) A demanding look.
(b) His glasses.
(c) A receding chin.
(d) His hooked nose.

2. Who does the narrator say gets up before dawn outside his window?
(a) The butcher.
(b) The fruit and vegetable dealer.
(c) The rats.
(d) The gondolier.

3. What does the narrator say the officials are quick to do at the meeting in the Ateneo Veneto?
(a) Call for the immediate building of a modern opera house.
(b) Blame the Mafia for the fire.
(c) Absolve themselves of any wrongdoing.
(d) Remind the townspeople that this isn't the first major accident to happen this year.

4. What did Giampaolo give each of his family members at his fiftieth birthday party?
(a) A glass bowl.
(b) A glass egg.
(c) A glass bull.
(d) A glass vase.

5. What does Mayor Cacciari do to protect himself from accusations of bribery in the issue of the rebuilding of the Fenice?
(a) He decides to open the project to competitive bids.
(b) He decides to outsource the decision of who will rebuild to a committee.
(c) He decides to leave the decision up to the Prime Minister.
(d) He decides to confer the project in a lottery.

6. What does the Count say would have to happen for him to let go of his anger?
(a) Venice would have to name a street or square after his father.
(b) Venice would have to repay him for the damages done to his father's estate.
(c) His half-sisters and their husbands would have to apologize.
(d) The Comune would have to apologize for the damages done to his father's reputation.

7. What animal does the narrator physically compare Venice to?
(a) A lion.
(b) A frog.
(c) A cat.
(d) A fish.

8. Who do the townspeople talking at Haig's Bar believe is responsible for the fire?
(a) The police.
(b) The Mafia.
(c) Save Venice.
(d) The government.

9. Why does Giampaolo say he trademarked the name Archimede Seguso?
(a) To protect his sons' portion of the family inheritance.
(b) To protect his interest in the sale of his father's glass.
(c) To protect it from being diluted when other designers created pieces under his brand name.
(d) To protect it from being used by Gino after his father's death.

10. According to the book, who founded the Venice Film Festival?
(a) Signor Seguso.
(b) Mussolini.
(c) Count Giuseppe Volpi.
(d) Count Girolamo Marcello.

11. What difference does Massimo Donadon claim to have made in the rat poison market?
(a) His rat poison contains peanut butter.
(b) His rat poison is based on what people like to eat.
(c) His rat poison kills rats instantly.
(d) His rat poison is based on what rats like to eat.

12. Who does Rose say the McAlpines are "hiding out" in Venice from?
(a) The IRA.
(b) The police.
(c) The IRS.
(d) The ETA.

13. Who does the narrator say put an end to Carnival?
(a) Pope John XXIII.
(b) Mayor Cacciari.
(c) Napoleon.
(d) Mussolini.

14. What is Signor Seguso's nickname?
(a) "Fire Magician."
(b) "The Glassmaker."
(c) "Maestro."
(d) "Wizard of Fire."

15. What does the Plant Man like to ask people?
(a) "Where are you going?"
(b) "Do you need a plant?"
(c) "Have you got a house?"
(d) "What's your favorite flower?"

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of mentality does Peter say doesn't exist in Venice?

2. Besides plants, what else does the Plant Man sell?

3. What does Count Marcello insist Venetians never do?

4. How many doges were in Alvise Loredan's family?

5. What does the narrator say the Fenice had been reduced to upon seeing the front of the building?

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