The City of Falling Angels Test | Final 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 Laura Migliori say caused the most damage to the Fenice frescoes?
(a) The humid Venice air.
(b) The negligent work of the Impregilo rebuilding team.
(c) The heat of the flames.
(d) The muddy salt water used to put out the fire.

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

3. Why does Carla Ferrara think no one noticed Stefani's loneliness?
(a) Because Stefani insisted on being somewhat of a hermit and no one could tell.
(b) Because Stefani's poetry was so cheerful and upbeat.
(c) Because Stefani was always anti-social.
(d) Because everyone walks in Venice and it seems that they talk and say hello more than in a big city, where the loneliness would be more obvious.

4. Who was the Fenice's custodian at the time of the fire?
(a) Renato Carella.
(b) Vitaliano Bonicelli.
(c) Giuseppe Bonannini.
(d) Gilberto Paggiaro.

5. What does Carella give as an excuse for being found in the attic of the Fenice in his street clothes?
(a) He had gotten confused about which floor he was supposed to be working on.
(b) He was hoping to catch a glimpse of a woman taking her clothes off in a window across the street.
(c) He was just checking on some wiring.
(d) He was hoping to catch a glimpse of the sun setting over the lagoon.

6. What does the Gazettino report about the theory that Carella and Marchetti set the fire for others?
(a) The theory has become a certainty.
(b) The theory seems likely.
(c) The theory seems unlikely.
(d) The theory discounts the role of political negligence.

7. What does Ezra say "Her name was" in the last Canto?
(a) Remembrance.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Olga.
(d) Courage.

8. What statement does Gae Aulenti make upon hearing the news of her expulsion from the rebuilding project?
(a) "To my predecessor, thanks a lot."
(b) "To my fans, good night."
(c) "To my critics, I'm sorry."
(d) "To my successor, good luck."

9. 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 a small collection at home.
(d) He says he has read every Stefani poem Gardin ever published.

10. What does Casson say about the investigation of Renato Carello?
(a) The investigation simply isn't important now that Enrico Carella and Marchetti have been convicted.
(b) Renato Carello wasn't powerful enough to have pulled off what people believe he did.
(c) There's no evidence to convict him with.
(d) There's no indication of any wrongdoing.

11. What does Gardin do each time a message is written on his wife's shop window?
(a) He files a complaint with the police.
(b) He calls a press conference.
(c) He asks his friends to come over.
(d) He takes pictures for evidence.

12. Which of Henry James's works does Chapter 9, the story of the Rylands's involvement with Olga Rudge, revolve around?
(a) The Wasteland.
(b) The Cantos.
(c) The Aspern Papers.
(d) The Wings of the Dove.

13. Who offers to help Save Venice after Larry Lovett and his supporters leave?
(a) Arrigo Cipriani.
(b) Marchesa Berlingieri.
(c) Count Volpi.
(d) Count Marcello.

14. How does Aldo Rossi insist on being addressed?
(a) "Lei."
(b) "Tu."
(c) "Voi."
(d) "Signor."

15. How did Impregilo manage to cut time and cost off their bid?
(a) They blackmailed their contractors.
(b) They left the two-story building not currently owned by the Fenice off the plan.
(c) They blackmailed their suppliers.
(d) They left the new foundation off the plan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator say De Luigi's painted flames match?

2. When do the police say they'll arrest De Luigi?

3. What does Stefani say is the most nonconformist act he knows?

4. How did Ezra Pound first meet Olga Rudge?

5. How does Migliori intend to secure the fresco?

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