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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 will make Sarina's situation more difficult for Pirrone?
2. What does Ciccio think Calogero represents for the people?
3. What year is it when Chapter 8 begins?
4. Who does Pirrone compare Angelina to?
5. How is Pirrone greeted when he visits his hometown?
Short Essay Questions
1. What events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?
2. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?
3. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?
4. Where does the Prince go to escape the ball and what painting does he see there?
5. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
6. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
7. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?
8. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?
9. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?
10. What does Pirrone say about the Prince's way of life in his speech?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
Tancredi and Angelica's wedding is one of the main focuses of the Prince as it becomes the source of conflict between accepting change and resisting it.
1) Describe the advantages that the Prince will have as a result of the marriage of Tancredi and Angelica.
2) Explain what the negative aspects of the marriage could be for the Prince and his family's legacy.
3) Analyze how Tancredi and Angelica's marriage represents an example of the book's main theme of change and why the Prince is conflicted on whether or not to support the event.
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