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A review for the quiz on the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Fox

Says: "Here is my secret. It's quite simple: One sees only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.

The Rose

Says: "I need to put up with two or three caterpillars if I want to get to know the butterflies."

The Grown-ups

Say: "Why be scared of a hat?"

Turkish Astronomer

Had to wear European clothes for everyone to believe him about Asteroid B-612.

The Little Prince

Says: "It's a question of discipline. When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet. You must be sure you pull up the baobabs regularly, as soon as you can tell them apart from the rosebushes, which they closely resemble when they're very young. It's very tedious work, but very easy."

The Pilot

Says: What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

The Little Prince

Says: "Whether it's a house or the stars or the desert, what makes them beautiful is invisible."

The King

Says; "Authority is based first of all upon reason. If you command your subjects to jump in the ocean, there will be a revolution. I am entitled to command obedience because my orders are reasonable.

The Vain Man

The sole resident of the second planet the little prince visits. The vain man is lonely and craves admiration from all who pass by. However, only by being alone is he assured of being the richest and best-looking.

The Vain Man

Says: "Clap your hands," directed the man. The little prince clapped his hands...the man tipped his hat in modest acknowledgment.

The King

On the first planet the little prince visits, he encounters a man who claims to rule the entire universe. While not unkindly, the man's power is empty. He is able to command people to do only what they already would do.

The Drunkard

The third person the little prince encounters after leaving home is a man who spends his days and nights lost in a stupor. This man is a sad figure, but he is also foolish because he repeats bad behavior to forget that he is ashamed of the bad behavior.

The Businessman

A caricature of grown-ups who is the fourth person the little prince visits. Too busy even to greet his visitor, this man owns all the stars. Yet he cannot remember what they are called and contributes nothing to them.

The Lamplighter

The fifth and most complex figure the prince encounters before landing on Earth. At first, the this man appears to be yet another ridiculous character with no real purpose, but his selfless devotion to his orders earns him the little prince's admiration. Of all the adults the little prince encounters before reaching Earth, this man is the only one the prince thinks he could befriend.

The Snake

Said: "Anyone I touch, I send back to the land from which he came."

The brightly lit express train

A metaphor for how people are always in a hurry, but never really knowing why.

The pills invented to quetch thirst

A metaphor for all the products that are created to save time.

The Little Prince

Says: "People where you live grow five thousand roses in one garden...yet they don't find what they are looking for. And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water."

The Little Prince

" You understand. It's too far. I can't take this body with me. It's too heavy."

The Pilot

" As for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere, no one knows where, a sheep we never saw has or has not eaten a rose..."

The Sahara

Is the world's largest hot desert. At over 9,000,000 square kilometres (3,500,000 sq mi), it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as the United States or the continent of Europe. The desert stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean.

Antoine de Saint Exupery

Was a French writer and aviator. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince, and for his books about aviation adventures, including Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars. He was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, joining the Armée de l'Air (French Air Force) on the outbreak of war, flying reconnaissance missions until the armistice with Germany. Following a spell writing in the United States, he joined the Free French Forces. He disappeared on a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean in July 1944.

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