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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who appears on the balcony?
2. Who does the Chief say shot Chantal?
3. Who bows to the Bishop?
4. Why does the room shake?
5. Of what does the Queen remind the officials?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The title of the play is significant.
Part 1) What has the same name in the play? What is the significance of both of these locations?
Part 2) What is a theme of the play? How does "The Balcony" reiterate the theme?
Part 3) If this play were updated, what would be the new title of the play? Why would this be the title?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
Chantal is a singer.
Part 1) Where does she learn this skill? Is this a skill you would expect a prostitute to have? Why or why not?
Part 2) What does she want to do for the rebellion? Why does she want to do this? Do you agree that her talent would be beneficial for the rebellion? Why or why not?
Part 3) Does she get the chance to support the rebellion in the way she would like? Why or why not? Is she an effective celebrity for the rebellion? Why or why not?
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