The City of Falling Angels Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John Berendt
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What object does a Sicilian prince bring to Signor Seguso in order to authenticate it?

2. In which quarter does the narrator take an apartment?

3. When does the narrator say he'd fallen under Venice's spell?

4. What does Peter say the new structure of the Fenice will have to be made of?

5. What is the main focus of Count Marcello's private library?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Gino Seguso tell the narrator about Giampaolo's actions and intentions since Giampaolo left the company?

2. Explain Rose Lauritzen's problems with the "magazzino" as detailed in Chapter 3.

3. How does the Count Giovanni Volpi describe his father?

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

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

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

7. How does the panel of experts come to the conclusion that the Fenice fire must not have been caused by arson?

8. What examples does the narrator give for the public outpouring of support after the fire at the Fenice?

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

10. Describe Rose's experiences with Ezra Pound.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the outcome of De Luigi's vandalism of the Fenice mural at the rebuilding site differs from what he expected and how the policeman's comment to De Luigi is significant for the rest of the story.

Essay Topic 2

Using Ezra Pound and Peggy Guggenheim as examples, describe what the Lauritzens say the social life in Venice is like.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the artist Ludovico De Luigi's view of the Fenice fire and the rebuilding of the opera house, and explain the significance of his view for Venetian politics.

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