The City of Falling Angels Test | 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. Why does Count Volpi say the Venetians vilify his father?

2. Which reminders of "La Traviata, Rigoletto and Tancredi" were supposedly housed in the Fenice according to one of the dinner guests at the Carnival ball?

3. What aspect of the fire department's handling of the Fenice fire did the custodian's attorney attack?

4. According to the book, who founded the Venice Film Festival?

5. What was the floor in Rose and Peter's basement apartment previously made of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Rosa Barovier tell the narrator about Murano and the Seguso family?

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

4. How does Archimede Seguso react to the fire?

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

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

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

8. Explain what Guerrino Lovato tells the narrator about the interior of the Fenice.

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Using Daniel and Patricia Curtis as examples, illustrate the novel's theme of the need to hang on to the past, and explain how this theme comes up within other stories in the book as well.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the controversy surrounding Mario Stefani's death and how this controversy relates to the book's overall theme of truth and deception.

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