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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 has not affected Angelica, according to Ciccio?
2. What tires the Prince in Chapter 7?
3. How does the Prince consider Concetta's son?
4. How does Pirrone describe the Prince's reaction to the revolution in his speech?
5. How does Paolo die?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?
2. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?
3. What tactic does Chevalley use in an attempt to convince the Prince to accept his offer, and what is the Prince's response?
4. What is interesting about the way Pirrone's mother responds to his speech?
5. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?
6. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?
7. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
8. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?
9. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
10. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although marriage is a central topic for the plot of the story, there seems to be a number of mixed messages being sent by the author regarding the value or end results of it. Describe the different marriages that are depicted in the book and compare them to each other. Include an explanation of which marriages, if any, are the most successful, which ones are the most relevant to the main point of the novel, and what statement the author might be trying to make about marriage in general.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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