The City of Falling Angels Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does De Luigi say he is painting while he is working on a jeweled dress floating against a barren landscape?
(a) "The ghost of decency."
(b) "The spirit of the Fenice."
(c) "Peggy Guggenheim's self-esteem."
(d) "Jane Rylands's virginity."

2. What kind of bird attacks the pigeon while the narrator is talking to Ludovico De Luigi at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) An albatross.
(b) A seagull.
(c) A parrot.
(d) A pelican.

3. How does Nicola respond when the narrator asks if he's read any of Stefani's poetry?
(a) He says he only read a few handwritten poems Mario gave him.
(b) He says he's never been a great reader.
(c) He says he has read every Stefani poem Gardin ever published.
(d) He says he has a small collection at home.

4. How many electricians were in the Fenice after the rest of the reconstruction staff had gone home?
(a) Six.
(b) Eight.
(c) Four.
(d) Seven.

5. Which prize was offered to Lawrence Dow Lovett in Chapter 12?
(a) The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award.
(b) The Pietro Torta Prize.
(c) The Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
(d) The Pritzker Prize.

6. How long did Daniel Curtis spend in jail before immigrating to Venice?
(a) Two years.
(b) One year.
(c) Two months.
(d) One month.

7. What does the narrator say De Luigi's painted flames match?
(a) His pants.
(b) His temperament.
(c) His gondola.
(d) His dinner jacket.

8. Which spaceship lift-off does Ralph Curtis play for the narrator?
(a) Apollo 11.
(b) Apollo 14.
(c) Apollo 15.
(d) Apollo 12.

9. What did Olga say in the letter sent to the Cleveland attorney after she realized what had happened?
(a) She had reconsidered the sale of her archive.
(b) She would fight until she got her house back.
(c) She had reconsidered the sale of Ezra's personal belongings.
(d) It was her firm intention to dissolve the "Ezra Pound Foundation".

10. Why is Nicola's lawyer suspicious of Gardin?
(a) He never tells the truth.
(b) He tried to fake a will in which he was Stefani's sole heir.
(c) His publishing company doesn't exist.
(d) He's desperate for media attention.

11. What does Philip Rylands do for a living?
(a) He is director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
(b) He is director of the Ezra Pound Foundation.
(c) He is a scholar.
(d) He is a writer.

12. Whose death did Daniel Curtis describe in his diary?
(a) Henry James's.
(b) Robert Browning's.
(c) Claude Monet's.
(d) Alfred Tennyson's.

13. What does the narrator tell the reader about da Mosto's father?
(a) He's a racist.
(b) He's a fascist.
(c) He's a socialist.
(d) He's a separatist.

14. Who painted the portrait of Patricia Curtis in a strapless white gown?
(a) Anders Zorn.
(b) John Singer Sargent.
(c) Charles Merrill Mount.
(d) James McNeill Whistler.

15. Who does the author trace the history of Save Venice back to?
(a) Walter Bareiss.
(b) Colonel James Gray.
(c) John Ruskin.
(d) Bob Guthrie.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Arrigo Cipriani, the owner of Harry's Bar, become involved in the issue between Jane Rylands and Olga Rudge?

2. Why does Marchetti's girlfriend give the accidental statement that convinces Casson?

3. Whose lawyer does Renato Carella hire for his own defense?

4. What does Nicola say he's discovered about Stefani?

5. How is Patricia Curtis dressed when the narrator first sees her?

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