The Balcony Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the room shake?

2. What has happened to Irma's room?

3. What story does the Envoy tell?

4. Of what does the Envoy convince Irma?

5. What does the Committee instruct the rebels to do regarding Chantal?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Irma is left alone on stage at the end of the play.

Part 1) To where have all the other characters gone? Why have they left?

Part 2) How is Irma different from the officials at the end of the play?

Part 3) Why has the the author changed Irma in a way that is different from the other characters?

Part 4) What is the meaning of the end of the play? Why is Irma left alone? Why is her monologue the way it is?

Essay Topic 2

The officials appear on the balcony.

Part 1) Why do they appear on the balcony? How do they feel about this appearance? Why do they feel this way?

Part 2) Who is with them? How do they react to this character's presence? Why do they react this way?

Part 3) After leaving the balcony, what are there reactions to the experience? Are you surprised at their reactions? Why or why not?

Part 4) How does this show a change has taken place in their characters?

Essay Topic 3

Irma manages prostitutes.

Part 1) What do the prostitutes do for the visitors? How do the prostitutes feel about the services they provide?

Part 2) Why are the prostitutes hard to replace? Could you deal with a job such as this? Why or why not?

Part 3) Compare these prostitutes with your own assumption about prostitutes. Has your opinion changed? Why or why not?

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