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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. How does the Prince describe Sicily's way of thinking to Chevalley?
2. What painting does the Prince see in the library at the ball?
3. How close is Angelica to acquiring the title of Baroness in Chapter 3, Part 2?
4. Who is the authoritarian of the Salina family when the Cardinal's representatives visit their house?
5. Looking back on his life, how many years does the Prince think he has fully lived?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?
2. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?
3. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
4. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?
5. What is interesting about the way Pirrone's mother responds to his speech?
6. What two symbols does the Prince encounter on his way home from the ball?
7. Where does the Prince go to escape the ball and what painting does he see there?
8. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
9. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?
10. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Leopard is set in Sicily during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Analyze the way the author combines actual historical events (Garibaldi's revolution, the Plebiscite of Unification, etc.) with fictional characters and situations to create an effective backdrop for the main themes of the novel.
Essay Topic 2
Tancredi and Angelica's wedding is one of the main focuses of the Prince as it becomes the source of conflict between accepting change and resisting it.
1) Describe the advantages that the Prince will have as a result of the marriage of Tancredi and Angelica.
2) Explain what the negative aspects of the marriage could be for the Prince and his family's legacy.
3) Analyze how Tancredi and Angelica's marriage represents an example of the book's main theme of change and why the Prince is conflicted on whether or not to support the event.
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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