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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 Calogero appear when he arrives at the ball?
2. What does Pirrone realize at the end of Chapter 5?
3. How close is Angelica to acquiring the title of Baroness in Chapter 3, Part 2?
4. Who is Concetta's son named after?
5. What does Concetta keep in her lock boxes?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
2. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?
3. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?
4. What tactic does Chevalley use in an attempt to convince the Prince to accept his offer, and what is the Prince's response?
5. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?
6. What is Ciccio's theory about why the town dislikes Calogero?
7. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?
8. How are the three Salina sisters described in Chapter 8?
9. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?
10. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Explain Ciccio's theory about money and the way people view Calogero. Also, describe the Prince's opinion of money and its place in the aristocracy. Use the book to provide examples of how the issues of the characters can be applied to a more general sense of the role money plays in society.
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