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 Prince pass on the way to Palermo?

2. What is the Prince doing when Pirrone interrupts in Chapter 2, Part 2?

3. How does Concetta react to Tancredi's story about Tassoni?

4. When does the first chapter of The Leopard take place?

5. What is the primary source of sensuality, according to the guests at the dinner?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How is the Prince's office decorated and what is his opinion of it?

4. 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?

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

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

7. Who is Calogero and what request does he make for the dinner at the Salina's?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

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.

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