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. Besides plants, what else does the Plant Man sell?

2. How did the panel of experts come to its initial conclusion that the Fenice fire was not caused by arson?

3. What does Peter say the new structure of the Fenice will have to be made of?

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

5. Who does Donadon claim to be old friends with?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe Capitano Mario Moro.

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

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

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

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

9. Describe Rose's experiences with Ezra Pound.

10. How does the panel of experts come to the conclusion that the Fenice fire must not have been caused by arson?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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