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. 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

Essay Topic 1

Using Archimede Seguso's "La Fenice" collection as an example, explain how beauty and neglect resurface throughout the book.

Essay Topic 2

Drawing on what you know about the book's critical reception, explain how the author's own telling of the story plays in to the book's theme of truth and deception.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the power struggle between Bob Guthrie and Larry Lovett and explain how this power struggle is symbolically important for the rest of the book.

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