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. Where does Act 1, Scene 2 take place?

2. Why does Curt feel like the failed bust was his fault?

3. How does Beth feel about Curt being at the massage parlor?

4. How do Sandy and Curt end their time together?

5. How does Curt respond to Sandy's offer to him at the end of Act 1, Scene 6?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Curt want to help Sandy find a new line of work?

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

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

4. Sandy gives Curt a special massage to try to ease his tension. What does Sandy do during the special massage?

5. 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?

6. Based on Doug's conversation with Curt, will Doug go back to the massage parlor and pay for another form of sex with Heather?

7. Does Doug have a right to arrest Heather? Support your answer with evidence.

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

9. Are Heather's clothes typical of a massage therapist?

10. Why does Curt feel the need to have Sandy over to his apartment?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Curt is desperate to help Sandy have a different life and career even after she has told him that she doesn't want to change and has returned to prostitution. He thinks she does what she does because she has had a stroke of bad luck but can change things for the better.

1. Is Sandy a prostitute because she has had bad luck? What luck has caused her to travel down the road of prostitution? Does she ever show any desire to be something else? Use examples from the play to support.

2. What is Curt's motivation behind his desperate attempt to get her out of prostitution? Is he selfless or selfish? Have examples from the book to support.

3. Could Sandy change her lifestyle if she wanted to? What are some things that Sandy would be able to do that would earn her as much money? Be sure to support your answers with examples from the play.

Essay Topic 2

Curt and Sandy both had difficult childhoods.

1. Is Sandy a prostitute because of her upbringing? Would she have been a prostitute regardless of past?

2. Did Curt steal the money because his father was a robber? Would he have stolen that money regardless of his father's influence?

3. Are the other characters in the play a product of their parents' upbringing? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Each character in the play is unique and different in their actions, statements and theories.

1. Do any of the characters have moral values? Why or why not? What are the values the characters have? Use examples from the play to support.

2. If the characters had had different values -- like Sandy having the same beliefs and values as the Christian Coalition -- would the play have had a different tone or theme? Why or why not?

3. Do the characters' values change from the beginning of the play to the end? How? Use examples to support.

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