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. When does Chapter 7 take place?

2. What is Concetta doing when the Prince returns from his talk with Calogero?

3. What surprises the priests as they walk into the Salina's chapel?

4. Who sends Tancredi the money to purchase Angelica's ring?

5. Who is Tancredi now fighting for, as he announces in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?

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

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

4. What is the surprising way that Pirrone deals with his family's situation?

5. What is the Prince's state of mind at the ball in Chapter 6?

6. What is interesting about the way Pirrone's mother responds to his speech?

7. Who is Donna Rosa and why is her association with the Salina sisters under investigation?

8. What tactic does Chevalley use in an attempt to convince the Prince to accept his offer, and what is the Prince's response?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Concetta is the final representative of the Salina family name at the end of the novel as she thematically lets go of the past and accepts the changes in her life.

1) Describe how Concetta's character has developed from the beginning of the story to the ending of it. Include examples of how some of the other main characters perceived her, along with which perceptions of her changed and why.

2) Compare the Prince and Concetta in how they both approach the changes in their lives.

3) Analyze the statement that Concetta is making at the end of The Leopard and the possible effects it could have on the future of the Salina family.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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