The Leopard 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 does the Prince pass on the way to Palermo?

2. In what way does the Prince consider himself and Tancredi more alike than he thought?

3. According to Tancredi, where did Tassoni accompany him?

4. What is Garibaldi doing as the Prince eats lunch and takes a nap?

5. What happened to the soldier that the Prince is remembering?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the Plebiscite of Unification, and how does the Prince vote on it?

2. How is the trip to Donnafugata described and what do the cicadas represent?

3. What is the conversation between Pirrone and the Prince about in Chapter 1, Part 2?

4. How does the manager describe Angelica to the Prince and what is the Prince's opinion of Calogero at the end of Chapter 2, Part 1?

5. What has happened as a result of the revolution?

6. How is the Prince compromising parts of his life, and what analogy is made for his situation in Chapter 3, Part 1?

7. What letter does the Prince receive at the end of Chapter 1, Part 2, and what is his response to it?

8. What notion does Tancredi introduce to the Prince in the second part of Chapter 1, and how does the Prince respond?

9. How does Tancredi act towards Angelica after the dinner and what is Concetta's response?

10. What is the difference in the Prince as he arrives in Donnafugata and what does the change in him represent?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the cities of Palermo and Donnafugata. Describe each town and its citizens as well as the Prince's position in them. Also, include examples of the effects that the revolution has on both cities, and the differences or similarities they have with the way the Prince changes.

Essay Topic 2

The Leopard is set in Sicily during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Analyze the way the author combines actual historical events (Garibaldi's revolution, the Plebiscite of Unification, etc.) with fictional characters and situations to create an effective backdrop for the main themes of the novel.

Essay Topic 3

The Prince and Calogero are the two families that represent both sides of the change the revolution is causing to take place.

1) Describe the major differences between the Prince and Calogero in their way of life, as well as their views on wealth and class separation.

2) Describe some of the similarities between the Prince and Calogero in how they change throughout the story.

3) Analyze the background of the Prince and Calogero, including the differences in their reputations and the way they both achieved their social and financial status.

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