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This test consists of 5 short answer 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 does the Prince tell Chevalley that he and other Sicilians have no interest in?
3. What month is it as Chapter 5 begins?
4. How does the Princess pass away?
5. What will make Sarina's situation more difficult for Pirrone?
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the significance of the Prince's speech in Chapter 4 both politically and culturally. Include a description of the speech itself, the events leading up to it, and why he chooses this point in the story to give the longest explanation of his views. Also, discuss the way the Prince incorporates the people of Sicily in his opinions of aristocracy and the likeliness that all Sicilians would agree with his bold statements.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the story that Tancredi tells after the dinner to Angelica and answer the following questions: Why does Tancredi choose to tell the story to Angelica instead of Concetta? What are some of the possible intentions he has for telling it? Why is the story ironic considering the events that happen on the following day? What are the major differences in the way Concetta and Angelica respond to the story when it is first told as opposed to how they react to Tassoni's account of it in the final chapter? Overall, what does the story represent for all three characters, Tancredi, Angelica, and Concetta?
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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