Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
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.
Explain what the narrator says at the beginning of Chapter 2 about Venice's beauty and how this relates to his explanation of the fall of Venice at the end of the chapter.
Explain why the book is called The City of Falling Angels and how this title relates to the overall picture the author is trying to portray of the city of Venice.
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