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 change of the Prince represent in Chapter 2, Part 1?

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

3. Where is the Princess when the Prince returns from Palermo in Chapter 1?

4. Who does Don Calogero request to bring to the dinner?

5. How much money does Calogero have?

Short Essay Questions

1. When, where, and how does The Leopard begin in Chapter 1?

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

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

4. What does the Prince see in the garden and what does he turn to as a source of comfort?

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

6. What is the symbolic dessert made for the Prince?

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

8. How does Calogero appear at the dinner and what is the Prince's response?

9. What is Tancredi doing at the end of Chapter 2?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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