Blue Surge Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Rebecca Gilman
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will $100 buy Doug?

2. What is Curt hoping he does not lose as a result of the failed bust at the massage parlor?

3. Why does Curt send Doug home after Heather and Sandy are released from jail?

4. How does Doug know about the new policies at the massage parlor?

5. What changes would Sandy like to see happen with her job?

Short Essay Questions

1. Is their evidence in Act 1, Scene 6, to support the fact that Sandy and Curt are attracted to each other as more than just friends?

2. What does Curt's love of nature and birds reveal about him?

3. Based on what you have read so far through Act 1, Scene 4, predict if Curt and Beth's relationship will last. .

4. Are Curt and Beth in love?

5. Is Doug a hard worker? Use evidence from Act 1, Scene 7, to support your answer.

6. Is there evidence in the play to support Beth's feelings about Curt spending time with Sandy?

7. Who is the more experienced officer, Doug or Curt? Why?

8. Why did Sandy leave her mother's home at such a young age?

9. Why would Doug strip naked and just stand there waiting for Heather to come back?

10. Curt and Sandy talk about their lives a little bit. Does Curt seem to like his job? Why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The law is a focus in this play, and it is broken in several ways.

1. Which characters break the law and how is it broken?

2. Compare and contrast the laws that were broken. Does one seem to be worse than the others? Why or why not?

3. Are there instances in Curt's character where his stealing seems to be an innate quality? Where and why?

Essay Topic 2

Curt and Sandy discuss how they feel like they are watching themselves while alone in the state park.

1. What do they mean be this statement? How can someone watch themselves?

2. What does this quality reveal about both characters? Use examples from the play to support.

3. Do any elements about Doug and Sandy suggest that they understand how to watch themselves? Have examples from the play to support.

Essay Topic 3

Curt and Beth have a confrontation after Beth finds Curt alone with Sandy. Beth doesn't understand why Curt can talk to Sandy but not to her.

1. Why does Curt feel that he can't talk to Beth? What attracted Curt to Beth in the first place? Was money always an issue? Use examples from the play to support.

2. Is Curt right in his beliefs that If you are poor as a child, you are destined to be poor as an adult? Why or why not? Do the characters in the play seem to support Curt's beliefs? Use examples to support.

3. How would the play have changed if Beth hadn't been included? Is her character important to the theme and impact of the play as a whole? Why or why not?

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