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. Who gets the contract to construct the three-dimensional ornaments inside the new theater?

2. What is "The Barbaro Project"?

3. Where does Mary de Rachwiltz live?

4. Who offers to help Save Venice after Larry Lovett and his supporters leave?

5. What reason does Guthrie give the narrator for not resigning?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what Gilberto Paggiaro has told Casson that he did from the moment he set out on his rounds at 8:30 to when he greeted the policeman in front of the opera house.

2. What does the reader find out about the nature of Olga and Ezra's relationship in Chapter 9?

3. Explain the allegations against Renato Carella and how his story finally ends in Chapter 14.

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

5. What is De Luigi's opinion of what's happening with the building project in Chapter 11?

6. Describe De Luigi and the narrator's activities at the end of Chapter 11 and how the police react.

7. Describe the feelings Daniel Curtis, Patricia's son, has about the Palazzo.

8. Describe Mario Stefani and his role within Venice.

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

10. What is the final outcome of the trial for the Fenice fire?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 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.

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