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?
The Prince is interrupted on three separate occasions throughout the book; two are for personal reasons and one is work related.
1) Describe all three situations where the Prince is interrupted, including what he is doing and how that plays a role in the nature of the interruption.
2) Explain which characters are interrupting the Prince and why they are chosen to intrude on his life in this way.
3) Analyze what the broader significance of the interruptions are pertaining to theme of change in the novel.
The stars represent an unchanging reality for the Prince that he looks to for comfort and reassurance.
1) Describe the appearances by the stars in the novel and the events that they correspond to.
2) Explain how the stars relate to the main theme of the story and the balance they provide to the change taking place.
3) Describe the role of the stars in the Prince's death and why their presence allows him to accept one of the biggest changes of his life.
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.
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