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 Chief demand from Irma?

2. What is the reason Irma gives for having Arthur around?

3. What does the Prisoner call the Executioner, as she pleads with him?

4. What does Irma say about Carmen's daughter?

5. What does Roger say people need to start doing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Luke want with Chantal?

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

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

5. What has happened to Chantal?

6. Who is the visitor?

7. What do the Envoy, Irma, Carmen, and the Chief say regarding the Queen?

8. What does the Envoy tell the Chief is being built and could be his?

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

10. What happens after the second explosion?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The clients of the whorehouse are known as visitors.

Part 1) Why might be the reason for them being called visitors? Who are the clients the reader meets?

Part 2) Why might the author have created the characters the way he did?

Part 3) What are their fantasies? Why do they have these fantasies?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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