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. According to Chevalley, what would the Prince be doing in the Senate?

2. What did Donna Rosa do for the Salina sisters?

3. How does the Prince consider Concetta's son?

4. What does Concetta represent to the Prince at the end of his life?

5. How much time has passed between Chapter 4 and Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Angelica's first visit to the Salina home after the betrothal described?

3. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?

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

5. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?

6. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?

7. What does Pirrone say about the Prince's way of life in his speech?

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

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

10. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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 Leopard is set in Sicily during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Analyze the way the author combines actual historical events (Garibaldi's revolution, the Plebiscite of Unification, etc.) with fictional characters and situations to create an effective backdrop for the main themes of the novel.

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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