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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. Why does the fox want to be tamed?
2. What word is used to describe the great pageant of the lamplighters around the world, taking turns to bring light into the darkness?
3. What is the army of lamplighters on earth compared to?
4. What does the little prince ask about the poison which the snake has within it?
5. According to the switchman, what are the adults in the trains pursuing?
Short Essay Questions
1. There are a great deal of numbers in this relatively short book. Why?
2. What is the difference between the adult and child, the pilot and little prince, in terms of their reaction to the golden snake?
3. What is the little prince's mountaintop experience like and how does it change him?
4. What gives the desert its ridges of sand shining in the moonlight - its beauty?
5. 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?
6. What does the geographer represent?
7. 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?
8. What is the lamplighter representative of?
9. How is the flower in the desert like the flower back on the little prince's planet?
10. Why is the little prince overcome with sadness as he stands in the entrance to the grand rose garden?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
This book is considered to be a fable. A fable is a story with a moral, a message in it. What is one of the major messages/morals of this book?
Essay Topic 3
The little prince leaves his world. Why does he do this? What is the reason that he decides to leave the place where he belongs? He loves the flower, why does he abandon her? Write an essay on why the little prince must embark upon a journey.
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