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. Where is the Prince's family estate they visit in Chapter 2 located?

2. What is the Prince overlooking in his daughter?

3. How is the morning described as Chapter 3 begins?

4. What does the Prince pass on the way to Palermo?

5. How does the Prince respond to Angelica at the dinner?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is interesting about the way the Prince and Tancredi react to Angelica at the dinner?

2. 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?

3. What is the Prince doing as Pirrone interrupts him in Chapter 2, Part 2, and how does Pirrone react?

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

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

6. What is the purpose of Tancredi's interruption of the Prince in Chapter 1, Part 2?

7. How is the garden described in Chapter 1?

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

9. What is the tradition of the convent that the Prince visits and the Salina family?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

In The Leopard, the author makes two significant analogies using situations that are indicative of the time in which the novel was written. Describe the analogies and the situations they are designed to illustrate. Also, explain why the author chooses to reference things from the future instead of using universal events that correspond to what the characters are experiencing. Include an analysis of the effectiveness of this technique and what it adds or takes away from the novel from a literary standpoint.

Essay Topic 3

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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