The Leopard Test | Final 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 does Paolo die?

2. How do many people feel about Calogero, according to Ciccio?

3. How is Pirrone greeted when he visits his hometown?

4. How does the Princess pass away?

5. What is the Prince's mood at the ball while he wanders through the halls of the Palazzo Ponteleone?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?

2. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?

3. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?

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

5. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?

6. What happens while the Prince is dancing with Angelica at the ball?

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

8. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?

9. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?

10. What is Ciccio's theory about why the town dislikes Calogero?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the cities of Palermo and Donnafugata. Describe each town and its citizens as well as the Prince's position in them. Also, include examples of the effects that the revolution has on both cities, and the differences or similarities they have with the way the Prince changes.

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

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.

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