The Little Prince Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the adults think the child's drawing looked like?

2. What is the pilot working on that he thinks will help him get out of the desert?

3. The pilot reveals that after he becomes friends with the little prince he starts doing something again. What is it?

4. What does the conceited man ask the little prince to do?

5. Why is the flower not afraid of large animals?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author of The Little Prince begin this book with a drawing?

2. Why is the little prince so fond of sunsets?

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

4. What does the airplane symbolize?

5. What does the little prince learn from the conceited man?

6. On asteroid 325 the king sits in his royal purple and ermine. What does this character represent?

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

8. 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?

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

10. The narrator of the book is introduced in Chapter 1. He is not an anonymous narrator but a character in the story. What does the first chapter reveal about him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author of The Little Princ" both wrote the words and illustrated the book. His illustrations are very childlike.

1) Why is this important? Why didn't he get someone to illustrate the book with color photographs, charts and maps?

2) What effect do these simple drawings have on the reader?

Essay Topic 2

Responsibility is a major theme in the book. The author is making a distinction, however, between responsibilities that are real, caring for something that you love and that needs you, example: the little prince and his rose, to responsibilities which are egocentric and absurd, caring for something which is completely unconnected to you and does not need you, example: the businessman and his stars.

Write a short essay using these examples, or choose examples of your own, contrasting the two types of responsibilities and how they differ.

Essay Topic 3

Some would call The Little Prince a child's book and others would say it is for adults. Develop an argument for both ways.

Why is it a children's book? What is the author trying to say to children?

Why is it an adult book? What is the author trying to say to adults?

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