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

2. Whose lawyer does Renato Carella hire for his own defense?
(a) Mayor Cacciari's.
(b) President Ciampi's.
(c) Prime Minister Dini's.
(d) Prime Minister Berlusconi's.

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

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

5. Where did the quote on Stefani's gravestone come from?
(a) Gardin wrote it.
(b) Nicola wrote it.
(c) Stefani wrote it himself.
(d) The Ateneo Veneto wrote it.

6. What work did Ralph Curtis first publish with a group of friends?
(a) Punch.
(b) The Harvard Lampoon.
(c) The Harvard Crimson.
(d) The Gonzo.

7. Whose house did Foscari and his team find beneath the Malibran Theater?
(a) Marco Polo's.
(b) Michaelangelo's.
(c) Leonardo da Vinci's.
(d) Amerigo Vespucci's.

8. 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) It was her firm intention to dissolve the "Ezra Pound Foundation".
(c) She had reconsidered the sale of Ezra's personal belongings.
(d) She would fight until she got her house back.

9. 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 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.
(c) Because Stefani's poetry was so cheerful and upbeat.
(d) Because Stefani was always anti-social.

10. Where does the notary say he found Stefani's last will?
(a) Inside a gift for Anna Bernardi.
(b) In a stack of papers.
(c) In a book of poems.
(d) In the poet's apartment.

11. Where did Larry Lovett's fortune come from?
(a) Kroger.
(b) Piggly Wiggly.
(c) Safeway.
(d) Wal-Mart.

12. What does Stefani say is the most nonconformist act he knows?
(a) Telling the truth.
(b) Speaking your mind.
(c) Being a poet.
(d) Being gay.

13. Who is the "important" man the narrator sees on a water taxi at the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) Aldo Rossi.
(b) Gianni Agnelli.
(c) "Angel Face" Maniero.
(d) Tonci Foscari.

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

15. What does Nicola say he's discovered about Stefani?
(a) That he was a better poet than most people realize.
(b) That he was never as loving as people made him out to be.
(c) That he was involved in dangerous games.
(d) That he was everyone's friend, but at the same time no one's friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose death did Daniel Curtis describe in his diary?

2. What does the narrator say he drinks while visiting the Marchetti family?

3. What does da Mosto tell the narrator they will be able to recreate now that they found the architectural plans drawn up in 1836?

4. How does Migliori intend to secure the fresco?

5. How did Ezra Pound first meet Olga Rudge?

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