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 are the only things that are real to Irma?

2. What does the Executioner say about the rebels?

3. To whom does the Bishop question about the how and why of his becoming a bishop?

4. What does the General insist, after Irma leaves and the Executioner comes looking for her?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Chief say about the new rebellion?

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

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

4. How do the others react to Roger's castration?

5. How do those on the balcony appear?

6. What do the Chief and Irma realize will happen when they begin playing their roles?

7. Why do Carmen and the Queen run out of the room?

8. What does Luke want with Chantal?

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

10. What does the Chief say about his and the others' power?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Arthur works at the whorehouse.

Part 1) Why is he there? What role does he play in the scenario?

Part 2) What is his relationship with Irma? How does Irma feel about Arthur? Why does she feel this way?

Part 4) What is his fate? What is the author's purpose for Arthur's fate?

Essay Topic 2

Roger is a rebel.

Part 1) What does he do for the rebellion? Is the rebellion well-represented through Roger? Why or why not?

Part 2) How does he become like the authorities? Why does he change?

Part 3) What rebel committee decision is he against? Why? Does he have a valid reason to be against this decision? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

The Chief of Police is a significant character.

Part 1) Why is he significant? How is he significant?

Part 2) How does he resemble the visitors? Why does he have the Chief of Police resemble the other visitors?

Part 3) How does he appear foolish and a character in a satire? What is the purpose of this?

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