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. 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?

2. Who does the narrator say put an end to Carnival?

3. What do the Lauritzens do while talking that makes it difficult for the narrator to follow them?

4. What does Rose suggest to the narrator would include the "more earthy side to Carnival"?

5. What does the narrator say the Palazzo in which he will be living once was?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Archimede Seguso react to the fire?

5. Describe Rose's experiences with Ezra Pound.

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

7. Describe Capitano Mario Moro.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Gino and Giampaolo Seguso's views of the role of tradition in the family glassblowing business using specific details from the story.

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

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

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