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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 is the rumor about the relics that the Salina sisters have in their house?
2. Where is Sarina when Pirrone talks to her the day after his speech?
3. How does the Prince consider Concetta's son?
4. How long is the Prince's life?
5. How do many people feel about Calogero, according to Ciccio?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?
2. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?
3. What is Concetta concerned about at the end of Chapter 8, Part 1?
4. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?
5. What is Ciccio's theory about why the town dislikes Calogero?
6. What happens while the Prince is dancing with Angelica at the ball?
7. What news does Tancredi have as he returns in Chapter 4?
8. How is Angelica's first visit to the Salina home after the betrothal described?
9. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?
10. What tactic does Chevalley use in an attempt to convince the Prince to accept his offer, and what is the Prince's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The stars represent an unchanging reality for the Prince that he looks to for comfort and reassurance.
1) Describe the appearances by the stars in the novel and the events that they correspond to.
2) Explain how the stars relate to the main theme of the story and the balance they provide to the change taking place.
3) Describe the role of the stars in the Prince's death and why their presence allows him to accept one of the biggest changes of his life.
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the cities of Palermo and Donnafugata. Describe each town and its citizens as well as the Prince's position in them. Also, include examples of the effects that the revolution has on both cities, and the differences or similarities they have with the way the Prince changes.
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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