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

John Berendt
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who does the narrator say sells Signor Seguso's glass creations as a way of demonstrating his renown?

2. Why does the narrator say he's come to Venice in February?

3. What do the young girls talking with the carabinieri want?

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

5. What does Dr. Scattolin say will happen to the healthy pigeons?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Fenice custodian's attorney say about the panel of experts?

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

3. Describe De Luigi and the narrator's activities at the end of Chapter 11 and how the police react.

4. What does Peter say to the narrator about "sloganeering"?

5. Describe Larry Lovett and his position with Save Venice.

6. Paraphrase the story of "The Aspern Papers."

7. Describe Jane Rylands's involvement with Olga.

8. Describe the narrator's meeting with Ralph Curtis.

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

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

Essay Topics

Describe the conflict between nobility and democracy the narrator weaves at the Carnival ball in Chapter 6 through the narrative about the characters of Alvise Loredan and the "Rat Man" of Treviso, and explain how this conflict is relevant to Venetian culture as a whole.

Describe what you believe about Enrico Carella's guilt or innocence by detailing Carella's perspective on what happened the night of the fire as well as what Felice Casson finds out that undermines his story, and then explain and back up your own opinion.

Using specific details from the story, compare and contrast Gino and Giampaolo Seguso's views of family as presented in Chapter 7.

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