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Luigi Barzini, Jr.
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Italy is the seat of what?
(a) The Roman Catholic Church.
(b) Art history.
(c) Europe.
(d) The Mediterranean.

2. What has drawn these people to Italy?
(a) The available housing.
(b) The inviting locals.
(c) The inviting climate and riches.
(d) The freedom.

3. Although almost everyone recognizes these minor deceptions for what they are, they are considered what?
(a) An integral part of social and professional relations.
(b) An unnatural part of social and professional relations.
(c) An odd part of the culture.
(d) An unnecessary evil.

4. The first of the evil spirits is what?
(a) Shame.
(b) Poverty.
(c) Pain.
(d) Lust.

5. This author is a proponent of what?
(a) Building wealth.
(b) The current politician in power.
(c) Honor and duty.
(d) Trusting fate.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did this city add to the building facades?

2. Almost without fail, all who visit and return are drawn to what?

3. Who is Guiseppe Balsamo?

4. What was part of one's Italian education?

5. For these aristocrats, do they believe these sacrifices are worth it?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you find to be a important feature of Italy?

2. What is the fourth evil spirit? Describe it.

3. Who is Guiseppe Balsamo?

4. How is Italian life like a play or show?

5. How do the Italians feel about work?

6. What is a major reason for Italian travel?

7. Why must one be careful when falling in love in Italy?

8. What about Italian life draws visitors?

9. What did author Henry James say regarding the pleasure of Italy?

10. What is ironic about the lives of Italians and the deception that is a part of life in this country?

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