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 is the reason the Prince is chosen to sit as a member of the Senate?

2. How much time has passed between Chapter 4 and Chapter 5?

3. What is the Prince's response to Angelica's invitation to eat with her and Tancredi?

4. How much time has passed between Chapter 3 and Chapter 4?

5. How does Paolo die?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?

3. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?

4. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?

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

6. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irony and foreshadowing are two of the many literary techniques used by the author in writing The Leopard.

1) Describe 3 examples of foreshadowing in the book and how they represent the main theme.

2) Describe 3 examples of irony in the book and the significance of the characters and places for each one.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The Prince's nephew, Tancredi, is a complex character that undergoes a great deal of change during the course of the story.

1) Describe the positions Tancredi takes on the revolution, how they change, and why his life influences them.

2) Explain how Tancredi's character both represents and contradicts the main theme of the story, which is inevitable change.

3) Compare Tancredi with the Prince in terms of how they both perceive the family's status and the changes that threaten it.

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