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. According to the book, who invented the Bellini?

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

3. What does the Count say would have to happen for him to let go of his anger?

4. Where does the narrator say he's decided he'll live?

5. What does the Count say Venetians are consumed by?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Rose's experiences with Ezra Pound.

2. What problem does the fire create for Signora Marcello, and how does she deal with the problem?

3. Paraphrase what Alvise Loredan tells the narrator at the Carnival ball in Chapter 6.

4. What does Giampaolo Seguso tell the narrator about the rift with his family?

5. Describe Capitano Mario Moro.

6. Who is Peter Lauritzen and how has he established himself in Venice?

7. How does Archimede Seguso react to the fire?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

What graffiti message is Stefani supposed to have left throughout Venice shortly before his death, and how does this message relate to Venice as a whole?

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