The Leopard Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the rumor about the relics that the Salina sisters have in their house?

2. How does the Prince perceive his life as he dances with Angelica?

3. What has not affected Angelica, according to Ciccio?

4. What does Concetta represent to the Prince at the end of his life?

5. How is Pirrone greeted when he visits his hometown?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The grand ball in Chapter 6 is the setting for many crucial turning points of the story.

1) Describe the ball and the guests that attend it, including the main purpose for the event, and whether or not that purpose is achieved.

2) Explain the Prince's state of mind before, during, and after the ball, as well as the characters and events that influence it.

3) Analyze the possible interpretations of the painting that the Prince sees in the library along with how they relate to the Prince's life at this point in the novel.

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

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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