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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. 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

Essay Topic 1

The grand ball in Chapter 6 is the setting for many crucial turning points of the story.

1) Describe the ball and the guests that attend it, including the main purpose for the event, and whether or not that purpose is achieved.

2) Explain the Prince's state of mind before, during, and after the ball, as well as the characters and events that influence it.

3) Analyze the possible interpretations of the painting that the Prince sees in the library along with how they relate to the Prince's life at this point in the novel.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Ciccio's theory about money and the way people view Calogero. Also, describe the Prince's opinion of money and its place in the aristocracy. Use the book to provide examples of how the issues of the characters can be applied to a more general sense of the role money plays in society.

Essay Topic 3

Pirrone is an interesting character because his views oppose the Prince's views, yet he is still considered a person that the Salina family goes to for advice and consultation. Describe in detail the purpose of Pirrone in the story along with his opinions about the revolution and the aristocracy in general. Also, explain what happens to his own family that causes him to use tactics that are uncharacteristic for him, and why the situations he is dealing with are changing his opinions on aristocracy and peasantry. Include several examples from the book to support your analysis.

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