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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the other officials tell the Chief?
2. Why are the officials moved around?
3. Why do all the officials appear at once?
4. Why do the officials say they are consolidating their own power?
5. From where has news come?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Irma mentions two times that a prostitute is growing too close to a visitor.
Part 1) Why is this a problem?
Part 2) Of whom does this remind Irma? Why is she reminded of this person?
Part 3) How does this reveal more about Irma's character and feelings about being a prostitute, as well as her feelings towards the person of whom she is reminded?
Essay Topic 2
Photographers arrive to take pictures of the officials.
Part 1) What do the Photographers do with the officials? Why do they do this?
Part 2) What is the Queen's reaction to this? How does the Envoy respond to her reaction?
Part 3) What are your thoughts on both of their reactions? Are these the responses you would expected from them? Why or why not?
Part 4) What is the purpose of this scene? How is it relevant to your own life?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 374 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)