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The Leopard Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many months have passed between Chapter 2 and Chapter 3?



2. Who is in Palermo that the Prince is going to visit?



3. How does the Prince announce he is going to Palermo?



4. How does Calogero appear when he arrives for the dinner?



5. How does the Prince change the subject while talking to Tancredi?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?



2. What do Concetta and Angelica discuss in Chapter 8, Part 2?



3. How does the Prince think about the Princess while traveling to Palermo?



4. What reception is the Prince expecting in Donnafugata and what kind of a welcome does he actually receive?



5. Why is Tancredi gone when the Prince finishes his visit at the convent?



6. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?



7. What does Pirrone say about the Prince's way of life in his speech?



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



9. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?



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



Essay Topics

Angelica is one of the most interesting characters in the book because of the attention she draws from many of the other characters. Describe the way she is originally introduced, how her intentions become gradually clearer as her role in the Salina family increases, and the changes her character experiences at the end of the story. Also, compare her with Concetta and the different approach both characters have to a similar objective. Include examples from the novel in your analysis.

The tone of the author throughout the book changes from descriptive prose to suspenseful narrative.

1) Explain 3 examples of how the author uses vivid descriptions to parallel the atmosphere and mood of the characters.

2) Describe the tone at the end of the story, the reason for the change, how the plot changes along with the narration, and why the author chooses to present this type of suspense after the main character has died.

Analyze the significance of the Prince's speech in Chapter 4 both politically and culturally. Include a description of the speech itself, the events leading up to it, and why he chooses this point in the story to give the longest explanation of his views. Also, discuss the way the Prince incorporates the people of Sicily in his opinions of aristocracy and the likeliness that all Sicilians would agree with his bold statements.

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