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. What does Louis say Roger is imagining?

2. What does Mark tell Roger to do?

3. What do the Queen and the General do?

4. What do the officials assume?

5. What is the role of the Beggar?

Essay 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

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?

Essay Topic 3

The setting of the play is a whorehouse.

Part 1) What is the name of the whorehouse? What is significant about its name?

Part 2) What does the whorehouse offer its visitors?

Part 3) Why has the author used a whorehouse as the setting? Use the text to support your response.

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