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 Prince's response to Angelica's invitation to eat with her and Tancredi?

2. What does Concetta represent to the Prince at the end of his life?

3. What year does the ball in Chapter 6 take place?

4. How does the Prince consider the vote in Chapter 3, Part 2?

5. How does Paolo die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Chevalley and what offer does he have for the Prince?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What news does Tancredi have as he returns in Chapter 4?

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 events have taken place between Chapter 6 and Chapter 7?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses some of the chapters in the novel to bridge gaps of time between them. Analyze the decision to exclude the description of significant events as they happen (the revolution, the deaths of key characters, etc.) and why they are instead summarized in the subsequent chapters. Also, explain which are the largest gaps in time that occur and what you think the author's intentions are in using this technique.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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.

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