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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 does Ciccio think Calogero represents for the people?
2. What tires the Prince in Chapter 7?
3. How are the Count's initial attempts to pursue Concetta received?
4. How does Paolo die?
5. What is Sarina doing when Pirrone finds her the day after his speech?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Pirrone say about the Prince's way of life in his speech?
2. How has the Prince's view of Concetta changed as he approaches the end of his life?
3. Why do Ciccio and the Prince disagree on the pending marriage?
4. How are the three Salina sisters described in Chapter 8?
5. What is the situation Sarina finds herself in?
6. According to the Prince's speech in Chapter 4, how do the Sicilian people prefer to live?
7. How is Angelica's first visit to the Salina home after the betrothal described?
8. How does the tone of the book change in Chapter 8, Part 1?
9. What is the result of the consultation between the Prince and Calogero?
10. What tactic does Chevalley use in an attempt to convince the Prince to accept his offer, and what is the Prince's response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Pirrone is an interesting character because his views oppose the Prince's views, yet he is still considered a person that the Salina family goes to for advice and consultation. Describe in detail the purpose of Pirrone in the story along with his opinions about the revolution and the aristocracy in general. Also, explain what happens to his own family that causes him to use tactics that are uncharacteristic for him, and why the situations he is dealing with are changing his opinions on aristocracy and peasantry. Include several examples from the book to support your analysis.
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 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.
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