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 surprises the priests as they walk into the Salina's chapel?

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

3. Who is the authoritarian of the Salina family when the Cardinal's representatives visit their house?

4. What does Ciccio think Calogero represents for the people?

5. How does the Prince tell Ciccio that Angelica should be spoken about, now that she will marry Tancredi?

Short Essay Questions

1. What events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?

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

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. How are the three Salina sisters described in Chapter 8?

5. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?

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

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

8. What does Pirrone say about the Prince's way of life in his speech?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Pirrone is an interesting character because his views oppose the Prince's views, yet he is still considered a person that the Salina family goes to for advice and consultation. Describe in detail the purpose of Pirrone in the story along with his opinions about the revolution and the aristocracy in general. Also, explain what happens to his own family that causes him to use tactics that are uncharacteristic for him, and why the situations he is dealing with are changing his opinions on aristocracy and peasantry. Include several examples from the book to support your analysis.

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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