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. How does Sandy know Curt?

2. How does Curt feel about Doug at the end of Act 1, Scene 7?

3. What does Beth encourage Curt to do about his career?

4. Where does Sandy go in her head to relax?

5. What does Sandy offer to do if Curt asks her at the end of Act 1, Scene 6?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is Sandy arrested?

5. Does Doug have feelings for Heather beyond her prostitution services? Have examples from Act 1, Scene 7, support your answer.

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

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

8. Why would Heather offer more than just a massage to Doug?

9. Based on Curt's actions toward Doug in Act 1, Scene 7, does it appear that Curt has feelings for Sandy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The title of the play is "Blue Surge," and there is a song that Curt likes that is titled "Blue Serge."

1. What does "Surge" mean? What does "Serge" mean? What is the difference between the two titles?

2. What did the song "Blue Serge" mean to Curt when he thought the title was "Blue Surge"?

3. How is the title "Blue Surge" appropriate for this play? Use examples from the text.

Essay Topic 2

Each piece of literature has a theme.

1. What does theme mean?

2. What is the theme of "Blue Surge"? Use examples from the play to support.

3. Was Gilman affective in portraying her theme? Is there anything she could have done differently that would have impacted the theme in a positive way? What would have impacted the theme in a negative way? Use examples from the play to support.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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