The City of Falling Angels Test | Final 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. What does Nicola say he's discovered about Stefani?

2. How does Aldo Rossi insist on being addressed?

3. Who else served a term at the prison Marchetti is sent to?

4. What does the narrator say De Luigi's painted flames match?

5. What does the fire expert Zucchetta think about the fire?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain Albert Gardin's suspicions about Stefani's death.

2. Explain who Gianni Agnelli is and why he's considered the favorite to win the bidding competition for the rebuilding of the Fenice.

3. Describe Mayor Costa's role in the Fenice rebuilding.

4. What does the narrator learn about the frescoes inside the Fenice?

5. Why is Countess Marcello so valuable to Save Venice?

6. Explain the situation that occurs with the seagull and the pigeon while the narrator is talking to Ludovico De Luigi at the beginning of Chapter 10 and its significance.

7. Describe Mario Stefani and his role within Venice.

8. Describe Larry Lovett and his position with Save Venice.

9. Describe Gianpietro Zucchetta's view of the fire and Casson's investigation.

10. Describe the Rylands's involvement with Peggy Guggenheim.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Describe the conflict between nobility and democracy the narrator weaves at the Carnival ball in Chapter 6 through the narrative about the characters of Alvise Loredan and the "Rat Man" of Treviso, and explain how this conflict is relevant to Venetian culture as a whole.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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