The Balcony Test | Mid-Book 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. What does the General insist, after Irma leaves and the Executioner comes looking for her?

2. What does Chantal say she has to offer?

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

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

5. What does Irma say happens in every revolution?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Irma monitor the activities in the house?

2. How do those on the balcony react to Chantal's appearance?

3. What is the only thing Chantal wants to do?

4. Why is it difficult to retain prostitutes?

5. How does Irma feel about the experiences she provides?

6. How does Roger feel about the rebellion?

7. How do the others react when the Chief complains no one has wanted to pretend to be him?

8. What happens after the huge explosion?

9. What does Luke want with Chantal?

10. What takes place between the General and the Girl in the black corset?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Carmen works at the whorehouse.

Part 1) What is her job? Why does she have this job?

Part 2) How is she different from the other characters?

Part 3) Does she have power? If so, what kind of power?

Essay Topic 2

Chantal was once a prostitute at the whorehouse.

Part 1) Why is she no longer working there?

Part 2) Is she successful at what she is doing now? Why or why not?

Part 3) How does she act as a symbol?

Part 4) What is her fate? What is the purpose of this?

Essay Topic 3

Roger is a surprising visitor at the whorehouse.

Part 1) Why is he there? What does he do to himself? Why might he have done this?

Part 2) How do the others react to his presence and his surprising actions?

Part 3) What are your reactions to reading what he has done? Compare your reactions to the other characters' reactions.

Part 4) Why is your reaction different or the same as the other characters?

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