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. What prevents the onlookers from applauding as the Prince and Angelica stop dancing?

2. What time does the ball end in Chapter 6?

3. Who is unhappy to see Angelica during her first visit after her betrothal?

4. How does the Princess pass away?

5. How does Pirrone describe the Prince's reaction to the revolution in his speech?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What two symbols does the Prince encounter on his way home from the ball?

9. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?

10. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Prince's nephew, Tancredi, is a complex character that undergoes a great deal of change during the course of the story.

1) Describe the positions Tancredi takes on the revolution, how they change, and why his life influences them.

2) Explain how Tancredi's character both represents and contradicts the main theme of the story, which is inevitable change.

3) Compare Tancredi with the Prince in terms of how they both perceive the family's status and the changes that threaten it.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Concetta is the final representative of the Salina family name at the end of the novel as she thematically lets go of the past and accepts the changes in her life.

1) Describe how Concetta's character has developed from the beginning of the story to the ending of it. Include examples of how some of the other main characters perceived her, along with which perceptions of her changed and why.

2) Compare the Prince and Concetta in how they both approach the changes in their lives.

3) Analyze the statement that Concetta is making at the end of The Leopard and the possible effects it could have on the future of the Salina family.

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