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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the role of the Beggar?
2. Who bursts into the room?
3. What does the Envoy hint to Irma?
4. About what does the Judge worry?
5. Who appears on the balcony?
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
Irma believes if the rebels win, she will be out of business.
Part 1) Why does she believe this? What does she believe is the fate of herself and her prostitutes?
Part 2) In the end, is this her fate? Why or why not?
Part 3) Is Irma right about the rebels? Why or why not?
Part 4) Are the men in the rebellion different than the men Irma knows? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 348 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)