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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the Bishop doing in the beginning of Scene 1?
(a) Quoting scripture.
(b) Saying a homily.
(c) Declaiming his philosophy of faith.
(d) Praying for the needy.

2. Why does Irma have to love Carmen in secret?
(a) Because of the Judge.
(b) Because of the Chief of Police.
(c) Because of Arthur.
(d) Because of the General.

3. What does the Bishop repeatedly insist that the Young Woman do?
(a) Shout his name.
(b) Confess her sins.
(c) Cook for him.
(d) Pray.

4. What is the Bishop wearing?
(a) A simple robe.
(b) A black suit and white priest's collar.
(c) Robes with exaggerated shoulders and garish makeup.
(d) Sequins and beads.

5. What is the reason Irma gives for having Arthur around?
(a) Arthur insists on being there.
(b) Arthur is Irma's friend and was in need of a job.
(c) The Chief insisted there be a man around.
(d) Irma loves Arthur.

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

7. What will happen to the rebellion, according to Irma?
(a) It will be crushed.
(b) It will go down in history as the most powerful rebellion.
(c) It will become stronger.
(d) It will succeed.

8. What does Irma say happens in every revolution?
(a) The leader of the country dies.
(b) The innocent die.
(c) The rebels win.
(d) An ex-prostitutes is held up as a symbol of freedom.

9. What does the conversation between Irma and Carmen reveal?
(a) Irma does not like working at the whore house.
(b) Irma is in love with Arthur.
(c) Irma insists on referring to the clients as visitors.
(d) Carmen is no longer employed by Irma.

10. How much money does Carmen say the whorehouse has earned?
(a) One thousand.
(b) Three hundred.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Three thousand.

11. What do the panel of monitors and loudspeakers enable Irma to do?
(a) Watch for intruders outside the house.
(b) Speak to the guests in each room.
(c) Watch and hear everything that goes on in each of the rooms in the house.
(d) Speak to other whorehouses.

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

13. What does Roger say people need to start doing?
(a) Cleaning up from the rebellion.
(b) Recuperating from the war.
(c) Being more careful.
(d) Taking the rebellion seriously.

14. Why is Carmen thoughtful and sad?
(a) She is in love with Arthur.
(b) She is thinking about her daughter.
(c) She is worried about the rebels.
(d) She is in love with one of her visitors.

15. To whom does the Bishop question about the how and why of his becoming a bishop?
(a) God.
(b) His reflection in the mirror.
(c) Carmen.
(d) Irma.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does she ask Carmen about the other girls?

2. What does Irma feel for Carmen?

3. What do both Irma and the Chief of Police know about the rebellion?

4. How does Carmen feel after dressing up as the Virgin Mary for a bank clerk's fantasy?

5. How does Irma speak about her business?

(see the answer keys)

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