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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. Italian mothers take on an almost divine role in the family paralleling what?
(a) The role of saint.
(b) The role of God to the Israelites.
(c) The role of Mary the mother of Jesus.
(d) The role of guardian angel.

2. The culture and qualities of the Italian people are ______________ on this island.
(a) The same.
(b) Non-existent.
(c) Diminished.
(d) Magnified.

3. Italians strive for what?
(a) Freedom.
(b) Concrete reasoning.
(c) Creative thinking.
(d) Free speech.

4. The Northerner believes that wealth is the sure way to do what?
(a) Have problems.
(b) Create enemies.
(c) Insure protection for the family.
(d) Cause stress.

5. What do Mafia members feel that they are sometimes forced to do?
(a) Commit acts of force in the completion of their duties.
(b) Follow the laws.
(c) Hide.
(d) Leave the country.

Short Answer Questions

1. Another important faction in the geography of Italy is what?

2. How did Guicciardini command respect?

3. People in Southern Italy live more intense lives relying on their instincts but run what risk?

4. What complicates matters even further between Northerners and Southerners?

5. Mafia is what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the organization of Italian groups.

2. How are matters complicated?

3. What are the two major rules that must be followed to survive in Italian society?

4. What do most Italians think of contemporary capitalism?

5. What do the Sicilians call the Mafia? What do Mafia members think of themselves?

6. What happens in the aftermath of the Battle of Fornovo?

7. Describe Sicily.

8. What is the fundamental reason for why the South will not narrow the gap between itself and the North?

9. How do the actions of the Northerners affect the achievement of their goals? How do the beliefs of the Southerners contrast this?

10. What is hidden under the facade that most foreigners know as Italy?

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