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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. Why is the flower not afraid of large animals?
(a) She believes her claws, her thorns, will protect her.
(b) She doesn't think there are any large animals on the planet.
(c) She has the power of speech and will talk them out of harming her.
(d) She is overconfident and not very realistic about life.

2. The visit to the planet of the tippler plunged the little prince into what?
(a) Deep dejection.
(b) A big vat of beer.
(c) A happy, but content time of his life.
(d) Intense study of wine and how it is made.

3. What is the setting in which the pilot and little prince meet?
(a) England and Wales.
(b) The seashore.
(c) The desert.
(d) The palace.

4. The pilot reveals that after he becomes friends with the little prince he starts doing something again. What is it?
(a) Worrying about everything.
(b) Biting his nails.
(c) Drawing.
(d) Procrastinating.

5. How small is the planet where the prince comes from, as described in Chapter III?
(a) About the size of Venus.
(b) Bigger than the moon, but smaller than the sun.
(c) Microscopic in size.
(d) So small a sheep doesn't need to be tied up.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the little prince tell the businessman that he owns?

2. When the flower realizes the little prince is leaving, what does she ask for?

3. Why does the pilot get so cross with the little prince in Chapter II?

4. What is the pilot asked to draw by the little prince?

5. How many times in the 54 years the businessman has inhabited his planet has he been disturbed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the narrator keep showing his drawing to adults throughout his life?

2. Why is the drawing of the baobab so detailed?

3. When the little prince is leaving his planet, he goes to put the glass globe over the flower. She says no. Why does she decide to go without this protection?

4. The Little Prince is considered to be a fable. What does that mean?

5. Why do the inhabitants of these six asteroids have no given names? Why are they "types"?

6. What is the symbolism of the little prince not pulling out the newly sprouted seed which he does not recognize?

7. This book was written in French. What are some of the challenge of translating a book from one language into the next?

8. Why doesn't the little prince answer questions that the pilot asks?

9. What does the little prince never let go of once it has been asked?

10. Why are the chapters of this book so short?

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