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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do friends tell Rose and Peter they need to get for their downstairs apartment?
(a) An air conditioner.
(b) A "magazzino."
(c) Rat screens.
(d) A "condono."

2. Which reminders of "La Traviata, Rigoletto and Tancredi" were supposedly housed in the Fenice according to one of the dinner guests at the Carnival ball?
(a) The original casts' signatures.
(b) The handwritten original scores.
(c) The original sets.
(d) The original costumes.

3. 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) His half-sisters and their husbands would have to apologize.
(c) The Comune would have to apologize for the damages done to his father's reputation.
(d) Venice would have to repay him for the damages done to his father's estate.

4. How many doges were in Alvise Loredan's family?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Three.
(d) Eight.

5. Why does Count Volpi say the Venetians vilify his father?
(a) Because he never liked Venice.
(b) Because he became wealthy through his hotel business.
(c) Because he had a mistress.
(d) Because the Marghera now creates a lot of ecological problems.

6. 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 vase.
(d) A glass bull.

7. What do the young girls talking with the carabinieri want?
(a) Autographs.
(b) A tour of the wreckage.
(c) A look at the fallen mayor.
(d) A couple of cigarettes.

8. What does Rose suggest to the narrator would include the "more earthy side to Carnival"?
(a) The Venice Film Festival.
(b) The Festival of Saturnalia.
(c) The Erotic Poetry Festival.
(d) The Festival of Santo Stefano.

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

10. Where does the narrator say he's decided he'll live?
(a) In Lido.
(b) With a host family.
(c) In a bed and breakfast.
(d) In an apartment.

11. What does Giampaolo say he's good at when it comes to glassblowing?
(a) He's a good director.
(b) He's a good soloist.
(c) He's always been a technical master.
(d) He's at his best when he's teaching his sons.

12. What is Gino Seguso's view of glassmaking?
(a) He's a daring designer.
(b) He's a traditionalist.
(c) He believes that family is more important than glassmaking.
(d) He believes only artists should make glass.

13. What are Signor and Signora Seguso doing when they notice the fire?
(a) Sitting down to dinner.
(b) Watching television.
(c) Reading the newspaper.
(d) Getting ready for bed.

14. What does the Count say Venetians are consumed by?
(a) Jealousy.
(b) Vanity.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Greed.

15. Who does Rose recall living next to in Venice?
(a) T.S. Eliot.
(b) Ezra Pound.
(c) Ernest Hemingway.
(d) Robert Frost.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following gods does Lovato not mention in talking with the narrator about the interior of the Fenice?

2. Who does Rose say the McAlpines are "hiding out" in Venice from?

3. What does Signor Seguso say his object is when he meets the narrator?

4. Who does the narrator say defeated Venice at the height of its grandeur?

5. Why does Giampaolo say he trademarked the name Archimede Seguso?

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