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. How is the morning described as Chapter 3 begins?

2. How many tenants visit the Prince in his office in the second part of Chapter 1?

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

4. What does the Prince tell Pirrone about the transformations of time?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Prince and Tancredi talk about before the dinner?

2. What news does the Tassoni bring on his surprise visit to Concetta?

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

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

5. What events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?

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

7. How are the three Salina sisters described in Chapter 8?

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

9. How often does Tancredi write to the Prince and what is the subject of his letters?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Symbolism is the main literary technique used in The Leopard. Describe 5 different examples of symbols that are presented in the book, the events and situations related to them, and how each symbol used reflects the characters involved and/or the main theme of the story.

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