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

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

3. How many years after Chapter 5 does Chapter 6 take place?

4. What is the rumor about the relics that the Salina sisters have in their house?

5. How does the Prince tell Ciccio that Angelica should be spoken about, now that she will marry Tancredi?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How are the three Salina sisters described in Chapter 8?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the cities of Palermo and Donnafugata. Describe each town and its citizens as well as the Prince's position in them. Also, include examples of the effects that the revolution has on both cities, and the differences or similarities they have with the way the Prince changes.

Essay Topic 2

In The Leopard, the author makes two significant analogies using situations that are indicative of the time in which the novel was written. Describe the analogies and the situations they are designed to illustrate. Also, explain why the author chooses to reference things from the future instead of using universal events that correspond to what the characters are experiencing. Include an analysis of the effectiveness of this technique and what it adds or takes away from the novel from a literary standpoint.

Essay Topic 3

The grand ball in Chapter 6 is the setting for many crucial turning points of the story.

1) Describe the ball and the guests that attend it, including the main purpose for the event, and whether or not that purpose is achieved.

2) Explain the Prince's state of mind before, during, and after the ball, as well as the characters and events that influence it.

3) Analyze the possible interpretations of the painting that the Prince sees in the library along with how they relate to the Prince's life at this point in the novel.

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