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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Irma say keeps happening, despite the revolution?
(a) The government's soldiers keep dying.
(b) There is less freedom.
(c) There is very little bombing.
(d) People keep coming to The Balcony.

2. What is Carmen doing?
(a) Singing.
(b) Writing a letter to her daughter.
(c) Crying.
(d) Counting the income from the evening's activities.

3. What type of reputation does The Balcony have?
(a) A poor reputation.
(b) A local reputation for providing for fantasies.
(c) A mediocre reputation.
(d) A worldwide reputation of excellence.

4. How has Irma felt waiting for the Chief of Police?
(a) Nervous.
(b) Scared.
(c) Excited.
(d) Angry.

5. What is Irma concerned about regarding the rebels?
(a) They will not succeed.
(b) They will kill Chantal.
(c) They will kill the Queen.
(d) They are taking the game too seriously.

6. Why are these experiences important?
(a) They are exciting.
(b) They provide a release for visitors.
(c) They earn money for Irma.
(d) They remain pure.

7. What ultimately makes Carmen unhappy?
(a) Living in Irma's world of illusion.
(b) The rebellion.
(c) Dressing up as the Virgin Mary.
(d) Chantal leaving.

8. Why does Irma have trouble replacing prostitutes?
(a) When what they are asked to do becomes too real.
(b) The girls do not like Irma.
(c) The girls do not want to role play.
(d) When they do not get paid on time.

9. What does she ask Carmen about the other girls?
(a) Which ones earn the most money.
(b) Which ones will be leaving.
(c) Which ones are double-crossers.
(d) Which ones also like playing the role of saints.

10. What does the Chief demand from Irma?
(a) Complete control of the whorehouse.
(b) A free scenario.
(c) An apology.
(d) The receipts for the evening's business.

11. Why is the Chief of Police disappointed?
(a) There are no more costumes left for him to borrow.
(b) His power is waning.
(c) No one is doing a scenario today.
(d) No one wants to pretend to be him.

12. What is the gleam the girls see in the eyes of the men participating in the fantasies?
(a) Fear.
(b) Hopeful innocence.
(c) Love.
(d) Desire.

13. Over what do Roger, Armand, and Luke argue?
(a) Who will date Chantal.
(b) The philosophy behind the revolution.
(c) Who will win the war.
(d) Where they will attack the enemy next.

14. When did Carmen feel real beauty?
(a) When the man who wanted to see the Virgin looked at her.
(b) When Chantal sings.
(c) When she saw her daughter for the first time.
(d) When she sees a sunset.

15. What is no different than being a prostitute?
(a) Being a singer.
(b) Being a wife.
(c) Being a nurse.
(d) Being a rebel.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Bishop doing in the beginning of Scene 1?

2. What does Irma notice about one of her prostitutes on the monitor?

3. Why do none of the girls think of Carmen as their real friend?

4. What does Chantal say she is not cut out to be?

5. What has happened to the Queen?

(see the answer keys)

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