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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. Why is the Prince concerned about the ball?
2. What does Concetta represent to the Prince at the end of his life?
3. How many years after Chapter 5 does Chapter 6 take place?
4. Who is Tancredi now fighting for, as he announces in Chapter 4?
5. What tires the Prince in Chapter 7?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?
2. What happens while the Prince is dancing with Angelica at the ball?
3. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?
4. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?
5. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?
6. How is Angelica's first visit to the Salina home after the betrothal described?
7. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?
8. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?
9. What news does Tancredi have as he returns in Chapter 4?
10. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Angelica is one of the most interesting characters in the book because of the attention she draws from many of the other characters. Describe the way she is originally introduced, how her intentions become gradually clearer as her role in the Salina family increases, and the changes her character experiences at the end of the story. Also, compare her with Concetta and the different approach both characters have to a similar objective. Include examples from the novel in your analysis.
Essay Topic 2
The Prince is interrupted on three separate occasions throughout the book; two are for personal reasons and one is work related.
1) Describe all three situations where the Prince is interrupted, including what he is doing and how that plays a role in the nature of the interruption.
2) Explain which characters are interrupting the Prince and why they are chosen to intrude on his life in this way.
3) Analyze what the broader significance of the interruptions are pertaining to theme of change in the novel.
Essay Topic 3
Explain Ciccio's theory about money and the way people view Calogero. Also, describe the Prince's opinion of money and its place in the aristocracy. Use the book to provide examples of how the issues of the characters can be applied to a more general sense of the role money plays in society.
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