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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which mask-making studio is well-respected, even among Venetians, according to the book?
(a) Carta Alta.
(b) Ca' Macana.
(c) TragiComica.
(d) Mondonovo.

2. Where do Venetian glassblowers traditionally work?
(a) On San Michele.
(b) On Tronchetto.
(c) On Murano.
(d) On Giudecca.

3. How many major versions of the Fenice does Peter say there have been in 200 years?
(a) Five.
(b) Six.
(c) Eight.
(d) Four.

4. What does Signor Seguso say his object is when he meets the narrator?
(a) "Unfinished."
(b) "Dawn."
(c) "Perfect."
(d) "Dusk."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many doges were in Alvise Loredan's family?

2. What kind of mentality does Peter say doesn't exist in Venice?

3. What does the Plant Man like to ask people?

4. What do the men trying to net the pigeons scatter for them?

5. What is Gino Seguso's view of glassmaking?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Rose tells the narrator about the safety of the city of Venice.

2. What is the pigeon problem in Venice and how is it being dealt with?

3. Describe the exchange between Ludovico De Luigi and Venice's mayor during the meeting at the Ateneo Veneto in Chapter 2.

4. What does Count Marcello seem to believe about the fire and how does he back up his opinion?

5. Describe Archimede Seguso's state of mind and his activities since the Fenice fire.

6. What does the narrator learn about Alistair McAlpine at the party?

7. What does the narrator say about Napoleon and what do these comments have to do with the current state of Venice?

8. Who is the Rat Man of Treviso and what does he do? What's special about what he does?

9. Describe the Plant Man.

10. What does Count Marcello tell the narrator during the prologue?

(see the answer keys)

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