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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What word does Woody Allen use to describe the devastation at the Fenice?
2. What is Giampaolo's view of glassmaking?
(a) He believes that family is more important than glassmaking.
(b) He's a traditionalist.
(c) He's a daring designer.
(d) He believes only artists should make glass.
3. What kind of uniform is Capitano Mario Moro wearing the second time the narrator sees him?
(a) A fireman's uniform.
(b) A carabiniere's uniform.
(c) A soldier's uniform.
(d) A gondolier's uniform.
4. 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.
5. What does Loredan say the squalid pigeons are the symbolic heroes of?
(b) The world of tourists.
(c) Hard workers.
(d) The common man.
6. What do the young girls talking with the carabinieri want?
(a) A couple of cigarettes.
(b) A tour of the wreckage.
(d) A look at the fallen mayor.
7. What does the narrator call his game of taking pictures at unplanned moments?
(a) "Photo surprise."
(b) "Photo roulette."
(c) "Picture bingo."
(d) "Unplanned pics."
8. What did Giampaolo give each of his family members at his fiftieth birthday party?
(a) A glass bull.
(b) A glass bowl.
(c) A glass vase.
(d) A glass egg.
9. When does the narrator say he'd fallen under Venice's spell?
(a) Thirty years ago.
(b) Five years ago.
(c) Ten years ago.
(d) Twenty years ago.
10. How many doges were in Alvise Loredan's family?
11. Which of Signor Seguso's hands is "permanently cupped"?
(a) Neither of them.
(b) The left.
(c) The right.
(d) Both of them.
12. Where does the narrator say he's decided he'll live?
(a) In an apartment.
(b) With a host family.
(c) In Lido.
(d) In a bed and breakfast.
13. What animal does the narrator physically compare Venice to?
(a) A frog.
(b) A lion.
(c) A fish.
(d) A cat.
14. How many major versions of the Fenice does Peter say there have been in 200 years?
15. Which of the following gods does Lovato not mention in talking with the narrator about the interior of the Fenice?
Short Answer Questions
1. Which covert paramilitary operation was Casson responsible for uncovering?
2. What does Leonardo Corbo, the civil protection chief from Rome, say about the fire?
3. Who is at the top of the prosecutor's list of possible defendants regarding the Fenice fire?
4. Who does Rose recall living next to in Venice?
5. What do friends tell Rose and Peter they need to get for their downstairs apartment?
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