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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 do the Prince and Calogero act during their conversation in Chapter 3, Part 2?
2. Who sends Tancredi the money to purchase Angelica's ring?
3. Which one of the following are not included in the list of Angelica's characteristics Ciccio reports to the Prince?
4. How many years after Chapter 5 does Chapter 6 take place?
5. What does Pirrone realize at the end of Chapter 5?
Short Essay Questions
1. What events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?
2. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?
3. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?
4. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?
5. How has the Prince's view of Concetta changed as he approaches the end of his life?
6. What news does Tancredi have as he returns in Chapter 4?
7. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?
8. Where does the Prince go to escape the ball and what painting does he see there?
9. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?
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
Describe the story that Tancredi tells after the dinner to Angelica and answer the following questions: Why does Tancredi choose to tell the story to Angelica instead of Concetta? What are some of the possible intentions he has for telling it? Why is the story ironic considering the events that happen on the following day? What are the major differences in the way Concetta and Angelica respond to the story when it is first told as opposed to how they react to Tassoni's account of it in the final chapter? Overall, what does the story represent for all three characters, Tancredi, Angelica, and Concetta?
Essay Topic 2
Angelica is one of the most interesting characters in the book because of the attention she draws from many of the other characters. Describe the way she is originally introduced, how her intentions become gradually clearer as her role in the Salina family increases, and the changes her character experiences at the end of the story. Also, compare her with Concetta and the different approach both characters have to a similar objective. Include examples from the novel in your analysis.
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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