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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. According to the switchman, what are the adults in the trains pursuing?
(a) Each other.
(b) Nothing at all.
(c) Getting to their destination first.
(d) Money and fame.
2. At what time of day does the pilot find the well?
(a) At sunset.
(b) In cool midnight.
(c) In the heat of the noon.
(d) At daybreak.
3. How many roses are in the garden that the little prince discovers?
(b) More than ten.
(c) Five thousand.
(d) Five hundred.
4. In the rose garden, when the little prince realizes the truth of his life and of the things he loves, what does he do?
(a) He stamps his little foot and shouts for help.
(b) He runs and runs, as fast as his little legs will go.
(c) He lays down in the grass and cries.
(d) He gives up and goes back to the desert.
5. When the pilot sees the snake in Chapter XXVI, what does he do?
(a) Throws stones at it until it slithers away.
(b) Goes for his revolver.
(c) Runs for the hills.
(d) Laughs it off.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the first creature the prince meets on earth say he is more powerful than?
2. Is the little prince interested in buying the pills?
3. When he emerges from the desert, where does the little prince go?
4. On the little prince's planet, who would speak first, himself or his flower?
5. In the rose garden, the little prince has to face a difficult fact about himself. What is it?
Short Essay Questions
1. As the little prince faces his appointment with the snake, what is he feeling?
2. Why does the little prince find the lamplighter less ridiculous than the other solo inhabitants?
3. What does the little prince face on earth?
4. How is the shift of perception, the growth and movement of the protagonist, set in to motion in the chapter where the little prince discovers the rose garden?
5. After visiting the six asteroids, the little prince has learned many things. In his last visit he seems to have regret that he has left his ephemeral flower all alone. Why doesn't he return? Why does he continue his journey?
6. The image of a fox is absolutely classic in fable and myth. What does the fox represent?
7. What is the little prince's mountaintop experience like and how does it change him?
8. Water is used as a metaphor for life giving wisdom. What then is the critique that the author is making about modern day society in the story about the merchant who sells thirst-quenching pills?
9. One of the major themes of the book is child vs. adult. What in the description of the earth sets the stage for this tension?
10. There are a great deal of numbers in this relatively short book. Why?
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