The Italians Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Luigi Barzini, Jr.
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Illusion and Cagliostro, The Other Face of the Coin, Cola di Rienzo or the Obsession of Antiquity, and Mussolini or the Limitations of Showmanship.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was this city trying to deceive?
(a) Foreigners.
(b) Benito Mussolini.
(c) Adolf Hitler.
(d) The Pope.

2. What was part of one's Italian education?
(a) The study of Italian life and culture.
(b) The study of Italy's art.
(c) The study of Italian politics.
(d) The study of the Italian language.

3. Why do Italians cling to illusions such as those exhibited by Casanova and Cagliostro?
(a) Real life is too brutal and ugly to be endured without pretense.
(b) It keeps life exciting.
(c) Real life is too dule to be endured without pretense.
(d) The visitors are drawn to this illusion.

4. What was considered an invaluable part of a person's education?
(a) Studying Italy.
(b) Vacationing in Italy.
(c) Learning Italian.
(d) Time spent in Italy.

5. What entire city enacted deception?
(a) Milan.
(b) Venice.
(c) Rome.
(d) Florence.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the 1950s, how many people visited Italy?

2. Why do these aristocrats live lives such as this?

3. What does the author admit about most Italian girls and young women?

4. Who practically formed the country's landscape over the years?

5. Artists of all types also flock to Italy for what reason?

(see the answer key)

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