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 is the setting in which the pilot and little prince meet?

2. How does the little prince reveal that he might be from another planet?

3. What does the little prince point out to the businessman when he first meets him?

4. What is another word that the translator might have used instead of tippler?

5. The pilot tells us that throughout his life, when he met a clear-sighted adult he would always show them what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is of great consequence to the businessman, and what is of great consequence to the little prince?

2. 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?

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

4. In a fable everything is symbolic. What is the symbolism of the desert as the central place in the story?

5. The narrator observes that adults are mostly interested in different things than children are drawn to. What are some of the things the narrator notes about the interests of adults vs. the interests of children?

6. What is symbolic about the pilot making drawings in Chapter II?

7. What does the pilot offer to give the little prince for his sheep? Why does the little prince reject his offer?

8. What is the meaning of the title The Little Prince?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the book's dedication the author, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, dedicates the book to his friend Leon Werth. Then the author changes the dedication slightly. How does he change the dedication and how does that change tie in with the theme of the book?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Who is the protagonist in the story? Write an essay on how the protagonist changes as the story progresses. Specify several shifts of perception which this character goes through.

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