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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 the Princess pass away?
2. How does Pirrone describe the Prince's reaction to the revolution in his speech?
3. What is the reason the Prince is chosen to sit as a member of the Senate?
4. Which one of the following are not included in the list of Angelica's characteristics Ciccio reports to the Prince?
5. What surprises the priests as they walk into the Salina's chapel?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
2. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
3. What news does Tancredi have as he returns in Chapter 4?
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 events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?
6. What is symbolic about the way the Prince dies?
7. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?
8. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?
9. Where does the Prince go to escape the ball and what painting does he see there?
10. What is the overall opinion that the Prince has of his life during his final moments?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Although marriage is a central topic for the plot of the story, there seems to be a number of mixed messages being sent by the author regarding the value or end results of it. Describe the different marriages that are depicted in the book and compare them to each other. Include an explanation of which marriages, if any, are the most successful, which ones are the most relevant to the main point of the novel, and what statement the author might be trying to make about marriage in general.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The tone of the author throughout the book changes from descriptive prose to suspenseful narrative.
1) Explain 3 examples of how the author uses vivid descriptions to parallel the atmosphere and mood of the characters.
2) Describe the tone at the end of the story, the reason for the change, how the plot changes along with the narration, and why the author chooses to present this type of suspense after the main character has died.
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